L-3’s John Greene Comments on Potential $64M Navy Air Cushion Contract

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky

L-3 Communications has won two U.S. Navy contracts potentially worth $64 million total for repair and upgrade services on landing craft air cushions.

The contract have a $52 million base value and fall under the Navy’s fiscal year 2011 and 2012 service life extension program.

Marine Systems Sector President John Greene called the award a competitive new business win and said the company has completed projects on 15 of the vehicles.

The company’s Unidyne unit will repair the craft’s buoyancy box and replace the gas turbine engine.

The Norfolk, Va.-based unit will also install systems for command, control, communication, computer and navigation systems.

The company expects the repairs to extend the craft’s service life by an additional decade.

Work will occur in Virginia Beach, Va. and at Camp Pendleton in California.

The company expects to complete the project by February 2014.

The Defense Department originally announced the award in late February.

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