NEW YORK /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- L-3 Communications announced that its Advanced Products and Design unit has been awarded a $23.2 million delivery order to provide 600 VideoScout-MC mobile video exploitation and management systems to the Marine Corps. These systems enhance portable equipment currently in use by adding video imagery in real-time, which improves situational awareness. Production of these units is underway, with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2008.
"Over the past four years, we have worked with the Marines to develop a lightweight, interoperable video exploitation, management, and analysis system," said Larry Vernec, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Business Development at L-3 Advanced Products and Design. "VideoScout-MC enhances situational understanding in the field by helping Marines capture and quickly share the video they receive from aerial and ground-based sensors across the battlespace."
The Marine Corps will receive the mobile VideoScout-MC laptop computer with integrated multi-band receivers. VideoScout-MC captures video and metadata directly from unmanned aerial systems, targeting pods, intelligence feeds, and other common sensors, and allows users to view, archive, annotate, search, geo-reference, and disseminate relevant, actionable video intelligence to others.
To learn more about L-3 Advanced Products & Design, visit the company's Web site.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance; 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.