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L-3 Communications to open Ottawa design and engineering facility

By Design Engineering staff   

General Defense Ottawa

Aerospace and defence contractor's new Ottawa-based center to promote in-country partnerships and speed innovation.

L-3 Communications Systems

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L-3 Communications Holdings is moving to Ottawa, ON. The company has announced that it will be opening a Design, Engineering and Support facility under a new organization, L-3 Communication Systems – Canada.

The facility will accommodate a team of highly specialized design, software and systems engineers. It includes a state-of-the-art communications system laboratory that will provide an integration test bed and demonstration environment for future maritime communications architectures for the Royal Canadian Navy’s submarine and surface fleets.

The company’s decision to expand in Canada with the new L-3 Communication Systems – Canada reaffirms L-3’s commitment to Canada’s defense industry.

“This state-of-the-art engineering center will be an important contributor to the Ottawa technological community, leading our efforts to best support our Canadian communications and systems integration operations,” said John Mega, president of L-3’s Communication Systems business segment. “Ontario’s highly skilled workforce is a rich source of talent that enables L-3 to build upon our extensive national support base. The creation of this engineering center reaffirms our long-standing partnership with the Canadian government and local industry and our commitment to broaden access to L-3’s products and services.”


The Ottawa facility will complement the recently created L-3 Canada Marine Systems (L-3 CMS) business that offers naval and marine customers a single point of contact with access to a wide array of products and services. L-3 supports a variety of maritime platforms, including Halifax-class frigates, Victoria-class submarines, Orca-class training vessels, Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs), Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and the Project Resolve Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship.

L-3 has a growing business base in Canada and the company is increasingly focused on marine communications and electronic systems integration, building on L-3’s current implementation of integrated communications solutions for the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) and Project Resolve Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) programs.


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