New Zealand Ministry of Defense Awards P-3 Systems Upgrade Program to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems.NEW YORK New York, state, United States
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left lower lobe (of the lung) ) announced today that the New Zealand Ministry of Defense has selected L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) for a contract valued at approximately $200 million to upgrade mission and communication-navigation systems for New Zealand's P-3K maritime patrol aircraft.
The upgrades to the six aircraft operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the air arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. It was formed from New Zealand components of the British Royal Air Force, becoming an independent force in 1923, although many RNZAF aircrew continued to serve in the Royal Air Force will include the replacement of the data management system, radar, electro optics, communications and navigation systems. The mission systems upgrade involves the installation of new imaging radar electronic sensor equipment (video and infrared camera) and mission management systems. The upgrades also include ground-based support and training facilities.
"This win affirms our long-standing commitment to New Zealand," said Bob Drewes, president of L-3 IS. "We have established great relationships with our New Zealand industry partners and our Integrated Data Handling System superbly meets New Zealand's requirements."
L-3 IS has total system integration responsibility and will provide the mission system design, system integration, the intercommunications subsystem, the data management system and system installation and test on the first aircraft at its Greenville, Texas facility.
The L-3 IS team includes New Zealand companies This is a list of major companies based in New Zealand.
For convenience, the word "Limited", which every company registered or reregistered under the Companies Act 1993 (with one historic exception) must have at the end of its name, is reduced to the common and universally Safe Air Limited and Beca Applied Technologies. Other team members include L-3 Communications Wescam, IAI IAI Infection And Immunity (journal)
IAI International Alliance for Interoperability
IAI Institut für Angewandte Informatik
IAI Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
IAI International Association for Identification ELTA ELTA English Language Teaching Assistant
ELTA Elenika Tahydromeia (Greek postal services) Electronics Industries, Universal Avionics Systems Corporation, and Rockwell Collins.
Safe Air Limited will complete production on the five remaining aircraft, support development of integrated logistics support A composite of all the support considerations necessary to assure the effective and economical support of a system for its life cycle. It is an integral part of all other aspects of system acquisition and operation. Also called ILS. data, and install the ground support facilities under sub-contract to L-3 IS. Beca Applied Technologies will provide software design support for the data management systems and long-term software maintenance support under a separate contract with the Crown.
IAI ELTA Electronics will supply the radar subsystem and L-3 Communications Wescam adds its industry-leading electro-optical/infrared subsystem. Universal Avionics Systems Corporation will provide its flight management subsystem and Rockwell Collins will supply the communication subsystem.
"Our Orion fleet is critical for surveillance of New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone and surrounding waters, as well as meeting our South Pacific obligations," said New Zealand Defense Minister Mark Burton. "The Orions are also used for search and rescue operations, and were recently deployed to the Arabian Sea area in support of the international campaign against terrorism."
"This government has been committed from day one to building a modern, sustainable, well-equipped Defense Force," Burton continued, "and this investment in our P-3 fleet is another clear example of that commitment. This upgrade will ensure interoperability with our security partners, allow New Zealand to participate in a range of operations, and provide support to the Defense Force's other maritime and land force elements."
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