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L-3 Communications awarded $38.5M contract for SATCOM terminals

L-3 Communications announced that it has been awarded a $38.5M contract from the Commonwealth of Australia to supply 51 Hawkeye III Lite 1.2-meter Very Small Aperture Terminals, as well as training and long-term sustainment services. Specifically, the contract will deliver one type of a family of transportable land terminals that will optimize the early use of Australia’s SATCOM system and provide communication services where commercial satellite resources are limited. The capability is scheduled for delivery in 2014.