Press Release

L-3 to Support NASA Astronaut Training

By SpaceRef Editor
June 10, 2008
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L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced that it was awarded a five-year, $49 million cost plus fixed fee contract by NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) to provide space systems domain expertise to enhance space training for NASA engineers and astronauts. Under this new contract, known as Simulation and Software Technology (SST), Reston, Va.-based L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions (L-3 EITS) will provide space systems domain expertise in robotics; dynamics; guidance, navigation, and control; avionics; electrical power systems; and ground systems technologies.

“I’m very proud of the critical contributions L-3 EITS has made to NASA and its programs over the last 30 years,” said Les Rose, president of L-3 EITS. “The L-3 EITS team is committed to maintaining process excellence, delivering quality solutions, and helping our customer achieve its important mission.”

L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions (EITS) is the Information Technology Center of Excellence in L-3. It has successfully served the Department of Defense, federal civilian government agencies, and state and local governments with a broad range of IT services and solutions for more than 30 years. The success of EITS results from its proven leadership in the area of IT consolidation, its strength in IT governance, and its standards-based processes, quality management and project management. The IT services provided by EITS are focused on IT infrastructure management and operations support, systems integration and development, business assurance, and independent verification and validation (IV&V).

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s Web site at

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SpaceRef staff editor.