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L-3 Coleman gets medium-range ballistic missile target vehicles contract

4 February 2014

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) said that its Coleman Aerospace business has been awarded a new, competitively won contract from the US Department of Defense´s Missile Defense Agency to provide medium-range ballistic missile target vehicles for use in tests of missile defense systems.

The initial value of the award is approximately USD73m, with additional options valued at more than USD400m over the next five years.

In support of MDA, L-3 Coleman will develop and manufacture the MRBM targets and provide integrated logistics support, including inventory storage and maintenance, pre- and post-mission analysis, launch preparation, launch execution, and engineering services. These targets are an essential part of MDA´s test plan to verify the effectiveness of its missile defense systems.

L-3 Coleman Aerospace, based in Orlando, Fla., provides ballistic missile targets and launch services for the Missile Defense Agency, as well as engineering and analytical services for other government agencies, including the US Department of Defense, NASA and their industrial partners. To learn more about L-3 Coleman Aerospace, visit the company´s website at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 is a prime contractor in C3ISR (command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. Its website is at


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