L-3 Wins $669M for Canada Aircraft Logistics; John McNellis Comments

L3 logoAn L-3 Communications division (NYSE: LLL) has won a potential 15-year,  $669 million contract to provide in-service support services to the Canadian military for aircraft used in VIP transportation and evacuation missions.

L-3 MAS,  part of the company’s integrated systems group, won the interim contract to support the Airbus CC-150 Polaris in June 2012 and this new contract contains five base years with two five-year options, the company said Thursday.

John McNellis, president of L-3’s integrated systems group, said the company pursued the program as it aims to grow its platform and logistics offerings in international markets.

McNellis added the company already holds contracts to support Canada’s fighter and trainer aircraft, as well as helicopters.

L-3 MAS will handle program management, materiel management, engineering support, flightline maintenance and heavy maintenance work.

The division will also be responsible for component maintenance, repair and overhaul services.

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