L-3 Integrated Systems Group (L-3 IS) is recognized internationally as a systems integration organization specializing in the modernization and maintenance of aircraft of all sizes, and the study, design, development, and integration of special-mission systems for military and commercial applications.
The history of L-3 IS
L-3 Communications acquired the capabilities of L-3 IS, then Aircraft Integration Systems (AIS), when it purchased the assets of the unit from Raytheon Company in March 2002. Raytheon had previously acquired the operations of E-Systems, Inc. and Chrysler Corp. in 1995 and 1996, respectively. The previous E-Systems Greenville Division in Greenville, Texas, and Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems in Waco, Texas, were combined under unified management because of the complementary skills and facilities of the two units. Today, L-3 IS is a division of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) headquartered in New York, NY.
Domain of knowledge:
The L-3 IS business operation's expertise spans the design, development, and integration of advanced avionics, special purpose airborne systems and aircraft modernization for government and commercial customers worldwide. The business operation has modified more than 15,000 different aircraft of more than 125 types. Core business for L-3 IS includes the modernization of cockpit avionics, integration of special mission electronic warfare and intelligence-gathering systems, depot-level overhaul, prototype design, crash damage repair, installation of interiors and avionics systems and certification for the complete business, head-of-state/VIP aircraft.
Capabilities and designations:
L-3 IS has more than 23,000 employees. Its facilities hold world-class designations, including Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model Level 5, ISO 9001:2000 and the aerospace AS9100 certifications. The company has multiple facilities qualified as FAA Class 4 Repair Station and Designated Alteration Station. It also holds certifications from multiple international airworthiness authorities, including the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Royal Australian Air Force.