L-3 wins NASA training deal

L-3 Communications Corp. has won a five-year, $49 million contract from NASA to provide space systems training to the agency's engineers and astronauts.

Under the simulation and software technology contract, L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions will furnish knowledge and expertise related to robotics, dynamics, guidance, navigation and control.

The work also covers avionics, electrical power systems and ground systems technologies. NASA's Johnson Space Center awarded the contract.

L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions, based in Reston, Va., is a unit of L-3 Communications, of New York. The parent company ranks No. 8 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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

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