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GREENVILLE, Tex., -- Continuing its swing through the Lone Star state, the VH-92 presidential demonstrator helicopter flew to the headquarters of L-3 Integrated Systems today where it was greeted by about 2,000 employees and guests.
Texas Congressman Ralph Hall, R-4, was the honored guest and one of several dignitaries who took demonstration flights aboard the aircraft. Greenville marked the sixth stop on the VH-92 All-American Tour and the second in three days in Texas.
Sikorsky and L-3 are part of the VH-92 All-American Team bidding to provide the next Marine One helicopter. Two days earlier, the All-American Tour visited Vought Aircraft Industries in Dallas, which will manufacture airframe structures.
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems facilities in Greenville and Waco, Texas, will provide mission communications systems and the aircraft interior furnishings.
"The powerful combination of L-3/IS" mission systems and interiors experience and the safety and reliability of the Sikorsky VH-92 will deliver the greatest value for the presidential mission," said Bob Drewes, L-3 Integrated Systems President. "We have the best team and we can't wait to get started."
L-3's VH-92 Mission Communications System will form the foundation of the "Office in the Sky" for the president of the United States.
"We call it the VH-92 All-American Team for a simple reason: These companies are the best in the aerospace industry," said Jeff Pino, Sikorsky Senior Vice President for Marketing and Commercial Programs. "L-3 is the internationally recognized leader in providing interiors and special-mission systems for head-of-state aircraft."
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems is the most capable aircraft modernization and mission systems integration company in the world, having modified more than 15,000 aircraft of more than 125 types. The company is recognized internationally as a systems integration organization specializing in the study, design, development, and integration of mission systems, and the modernization and maintenance of aircraft. Specifically, L-3/IS is the prime contractor for the mission communications system on Air Force One and other presidential fleet aircraft. Their voice, data, and video distribution systems are operational on other VIP Special Air Mission aircraft.
L-3/IS's expertise spans the design, development, and integration of advanced avionics, special purpose airborne systems and aircraft modifications for government and commercial customers worldwide. Its core business includes the modernization of cockpit avionics, integration of mission communications, special mission electronic warfare and intelligence-gathering systems, infrared detection systems, depot-level overhaul, prototype design, crash damage repair, installation of interiors and avionics systems and certification for the complete VIP and head-of-state aircraft.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) is a leading merchant supplier of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) products, secure communications systems and products, avionics and ocean products, training products, microwave components and telemetry, instrumentation, space and wireless products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies, aerospace prime contractors and commercial telecommunications and wireless customers. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company's web site at www.L-3Com.com .