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L-3 to Deliver ROVER 5i Systems to the Canadian Forces

7th December 2009 - 08:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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L-3 Communication Systems - West was selected by the Canadian Forces, through a competitive process, for the delivery of its  international version of the ROVER 5. 

As a result, Rover 5i will serve as the Canadian Forces’ new  Remote Video Terminal.

“The ROVER 5i will allow the Canadian military to receive and view the very critical ISR video they require for current operations. This is a very important piece of kit that  Canadian military personnel  have been asking for,” said James Diefenderfer, L-3’s Canadian Business Manager.

“The ROVER 5i is the newest product in L-3's ROVER family.  It consists of a lightweight  handheld unit  that will allow users on the ground to receive and transmit video and data while users on-the-move are conducting operations.  Sensor video from either manned or unmanned platforms transmitting crucial ISR information will now be available in real-time for instant decision making.  We are very excited to welcome the Canadian Forces  into the ROVER 5i community.  This delivery builds on the previous Canadian acquisition of our Rover 3 and 4 terminals.”

Mr. Peter Gartenburg, L-3’s Vice President of Canadian Operations added, "We think this new opportunity further demonstrates the importance of L-3's products and services to the Department of National Defence".

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