L-3 Communications Awarded Army Contract to Create LCD Displays


Professionals with security clearance could be needed at L-3 Communications.

L-3 Communications Holdings was recently awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to help the U.S. Army to create liquid crystal display assemblies for helicopters, The Associated Press reports.

The value of the contract was not immediately disclosed, but the company says that the contract was competitive and a firm fixed-price. It is likely that the company will need employees with security clearance to complete the project.

The displays will be 5-by-5-inch color displays in AH-64D Apache helicopters, replacing single-color units. As a result, night-vision displays will improve.

This contract isn't the first for L-3. In 2010, the company's Space and Navigation division had been awarded a four-year contract to add GPS capabilities to the U.S. Army's Improved Position and Azimuth Determining Systems (IPADS) equipment. These systems are used for surveying and navigation on the battlefield.

According to the L-3 website, the company is one of the top ten defense contractors in the world and its goal is to provide support to the defense of freedom worldwide. The company also has many employees working in defense jobs and intelligence jobs.