L-3 finishes Global Communications Solutions purchase

L-3 Communications Corp. has completed its purchase of Global Communications Solutions Inc., a provider of portable satellite communications products and equipment. The acquisition was announced last month.

The newly acquired company, which has been renamed L-3 GCS, has annual sales of about $90 million, L-3 said.

L-3 GCS of Victor, N.Y., specializes in satellite communications systems that integrate data, broadband Internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video and computer networking. Among the company's federal customers are the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

L-3 of New York has about 63,000 employees and had annual sales of $12.5 billion in 2006. The company ranks No. 7 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors. The 2007 Top 100 list is due out May 14.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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