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L-3 wins $600-million Australian airlifter contract

L-3 Communications has won a $600-million contract to provide Australia with the C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter.



NEW YORK—L-3 Communications has won a $600-million contract to provide Australia with the C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter.

The program and includes the supply of 10 new C-27J aircraft worth about $300 million, as well as contractor logistics, support, spares and training.

The Battlefield Airlifter is a multifunctional aircraft that handles logistical re-supply, medivac, troop movement, airdrop operations and humanitarian assistance.

The U.S. military selected the same program over the C-295 through a competitive tender process in 2007.

With six facilities in Canada and headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs nearly 61,000 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion.

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