Northrop Grumman said in a statement it had "signed a definitive agreement to sell its Electro-Optical Systems business for $175 million in cash to L-3 Communications."
"Completion of the transaction, subject to customary conditions including Hart-Scott-Rodino approval, is expected in the second quarter of 2008. Electro-Optical Systems, a part of the company's Electronic Systems sector, produces night vision and applied optics products and had sales of approximately $190 million in 2007," Northrop Grumman said.
"Headquartered in Garland, Texas, Electro-Optical Systems has approximately 1,000 employees," the company said.
Northrop Grumman describes itself as "a $32 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide."