L-3 gets $85M contract to improve Navy, Marine Corps video intell

L-3 Communications has won a four-year $85 million task order contract to help the Navy and Marine Corps draw more intelligence from video sources.

Under the contract, L-3 will upgrade its VideoScout family of systems for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command and the Navy. Upgrades will include the purchase of new equipment, modifications of existing equipment and the development of new system enhancements.

“With more than 1,000 systems in use worldwide, VideoScout provides a unique situational awareness capability for U.S. Marines and Navy personnel around the world,” said Steve Kantor, president of the L-3 Electronic Systems Group.

The VideoScout system provides video exploitation, intelligence and management systems designed to capture, process and exploit video and telemetry from a variety of manned and unmanned airborne platforms, vehicles, ships and network-based video streams, L-3 said.

Once the data is received, the system allows users to create, store and share video files, images, annotations and geo-references with other relevant personnel. This helps both frontline tacticians and intelligence analysts quickly turn large amounts of video data into concise, easily shared video intelligence to improve mission planning, execution and post-mission analysis, the company said.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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