February 11, 2003

Ship Analytics helps Indonesia upgrade seafarer training
L-3 Communications says its Ship Analytics unit, based in North Stonington, Connecticut, has received a contract to provide the Government of Indonesia with six fully modernized maritime training schools.

The $53.8 million contracts involves the provision of training aids, labs, simulators, facility alterations/additions, and services to six government-operated maritime training schools. Ship Analytics will also conduct U.S.-based instructor upgrade training for the Indonesian school training staff. The contract with the Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Indonesia continues a multi-year modernization of Indonesian maritime schools and academies to meet STCW standards.

The contract is being implemented through a loan agreement between the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Government of Indonesia. L-3 says that "critical to the success of this program were the efforts of Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) working closely with the Government of Indonesia and Congressman Rob Simmons (R-CT) working with the Ex-Im Bank."

L-3 began shipping the first components of the delivery in early January. Six schools will be built and modernized over the next year, with training, warranty, and maintenance periods continuing for the next five years. Sub-contractors and trade vendors from three L-3 divisions and more than 15 states will contribute to this significant export program.

L-3 Communications describes its Ship Analytics unit as "a global leader in the supply of real time maritime simulation training systems and integrated crisis management systems for homeland security applications, delivering products and turnkey training facilities worldwide."

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