L-3 Waco lands $499 million contract


The Department of Defense has announced that the L-3 facility in Waco has been awarded at $499,592,426 contract to do a major avionics upgrade for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircraft.

The work will be done mostly in Waco at the facility at the TSTC airport on 176 C-130H planes.

The contract provides for engineering and manufacturing development and includes training and logistics.

The contract was awarded in a competitive process with six firms competing for the work. 

Development, testing and evaluation were to begin in the 2019 fiscal year with work to continue through 2029.

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