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L-3 to Develop New Display Units for Army Apache Helicopters

L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) display systems unit will develop a new 5-x-5-inch color active matrix liquid crystal display assembly for the U.S. Army’s AH-64D Apache helicopter.

The assemblies will be direct replacements for current monochromatic display unit. They will enhance the Apache’s target acquisition and night vision sensor display capabilities.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) contracted L-3 Communications for the work.

“We are honored to have earned this opportunity to extend our outstanding relationship with Lockheed Martin on the AH-64D Apache program, ” said Bruce Coffey, president of the display systems unit. “Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have shown great confidence in our ability to develop this complex system upgrade for our warfighters and meet all program requirements on time and on budget. L-3 is a leader in providing high-performance display systems, processing and avionics subsystem integration solutions for demanding environments, and we look forward to providing our most advanced display technology for the Apache helicopter.”

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