L-3 Wins Swedish Coastwatch Deal
L-3 WESCAM is a world leader in the design and manufacture of stabilized, multi-spectral airborne imaging systems, while L-3 Integrated Systems is an SEI CMM Level 5 developer and integrator of complex electronic systems for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.
The team, led by Canada’s Field Aviation, will provide three Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 aircraft, the same as those used by the Australian Coastguard, equipped with a mission system designed by L-3 IS that integrates critical mission sensors for border security. The aircraft will replace three CASA 212 aircraft currently in use. The contract calls for delivery of all three aircraft to the Swedish Coast Guard in 2007.
Field Aviation will serve as prime contractor and provide Group A design, modifications and communications systems for the three aircraft provided by Bombardier. L-3 IS will provide mission system design and integration, Group B equipment and mission system test support.
L-3’s proven Integrated Data Handling System (IDHS) will provide the heart of a world-class maritime patrol capability, including the L-3 WESCAM MX-15 multi-sensor electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) system, as well as ELTA surveillance radar and other environmental sensors.
“Our ability to tailor a solution to the needs of the Swedish Coast Guard using commercially available components will deliver the greatest possible performance while ensuring lower life-support cost,” said Bob Drewes, president of L-3 IS.
“We are extremely pleased to be on the team selected for the Swedish Coast Guard aircraft replacement program,” said John Dehne, president of L-3 WESCAM.