United Launch Alliance chooses design for next-generation avionics

NEW YORK. Avionics and aerospace contractor L3 Technologies has signed an agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to become the exclusive provider of avionics and related services for ULA's new Vulcan Centaur rocket system. The contract calls for L3 to deliver an estimated $1 billion-plus in mission-critical systems and services over a 10-year period.

Under the terms of the agreement, L3 and ULA will integrate their design and manufacturing processes to provide ULA with low-cost, custom solutions; work on this project will be performed by L3’s Space & sector, which is part of the company’s Sensor Systems business segment.

Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s president and chief operating officer, said of the accord: “We are developing next-generation space technologies, including higher-capability launch , advanced imaging technologies, and mission analysis, to help customers like ULA stay on the leading edge as the space mission evolves over the next decade.”

Photo rendering of ULA’s with a complete avionics package developed by L3. Digital illustration courtesy of ULA.

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