NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded L-3 Communications a contract to continue supporting the Aircraft Structural Life Surveillance program with engineering services.
New York-based L-3 says its Command and Control Systems and Software division was awarded the contract from the Navy. Under the $47.8 million follow-on deal, L-3 will continue to provide the ASLS program with engineering and information services.
According to a news release, L-3's ongoing support for the ASLS program is part of an effort to "manage the structural life of the Navy's fixed and rotary wing aircraft."
"The monitoring of aircraft service life limits is increasingly significant as requirements for long-term operational usage often exceed planned service life," John Medea, president of L-3 Command and Control Systems and Software, said in a statement.
"This program supports the Navy's objective to further implement an aggressive service life management plan to optimize its aircraft inventory."