L-3 Awarded Contract for US Navy's CDL Hawklink Program
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication
Systems-West (CS-West) division was selected for the 2012 to 2017
full-rate production contract of CDL Hawklink valued at $181 million,
with $28 million to be awarded this year. L-3 is the current
prime contractor for the program, and this award follows a prior initial
production contract award in June 2009 of $141 million.
L-3's Ku-Band CDL Hawklink system is a high-speed digital data link that
transmits tactical video, radar and acoustic sensor data from the U.S.
Navy's MH-60 Romeo Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System helicopter to its
host surface ships. Comprising the AN/ARQ-59 airborne terminal and the
AN/SRQ-4 shipboard terminal, the system will double the Hawklink's