L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has won a potential $85 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps a system for capturing and processing video from manned and unmanned airborne platforms.
The company said the potential four-year contract covers potential purchase of new equipment, modifications of existing equipment and the development of new system upgrades.
More than 1, 000 of the VideoScout systems are in use worldwide by Marines and Navy personnel, said Steve Kantor, president of the electronic systems group.
VideoScout acquires video and telemetry information from airborne platforms, vehicles, ships and network-based video streams.
According to L-3, users create derivative files and still images after receiving the data, then are able to annotate, geo-reference, store and share the resulting video with others within the battlespace.
Frontline tacticians and intelligence analysts use the system for mission planning, execution and post-mission analysis.
The company is also providing U.S. special operations forces communications terminals under a potential $500 million contract.