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L3 contracted for Apache MUMT-X

2nd November 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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L3 Technologies has received a production contract worth $97 million for the US Army's Manned/Unmanned Teaming-Expanded Capabilities (MUMT-X) programme for the Apache helicopter, the company announced on 30 October.

The contract follows L3's completion of a 2015 MUMT-X communications upgrade contract under which the company delivered systems for high-speed transmissions of wideband video and data.

The MUMT-X programme will enable communications and data teaming between manned and unmanned aircraft. It will provide the Apache AH-64E with a transformational capability that is robust, lighter and less expensive than the original UAS control system.

Under the contract, L3 will supply tested and certified Apache MUMT-X above rotor UAS Receive technology solutions to support MUMT operations and air-to-air-to-ground line-of-sight data links.

Christopher E Kubasik, president and COO, L3 Technologies, said: ‘Our performance on the MUMT-X development programme illustrates our commitment to providing innovative technology that meets the needs of the warfighter.

‘This contract award continues L3’s long-term support of the Apache programme and exemplifies our dedication to delivering transformational capabilities.’

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