L-3 Klein to Provide Nine 3900 Side Scan Sonar Systems for French Navy

SALEM, New Hampshire, June 9, 2009 – L-3 Klein Associates, Inc., a division of L-3 Communications, announced today the sale and shipment of nine complete 3900 Side Scan Sonar Systems (SSS) to the French navy. The order includes an option for six additional sonar systems to be purchased within one year.
“We are extremely pleased by the French navy’s selection of our System 3900 for its requirements,†said Michael Mitchell, L-3 Klein’s vice president of business development. “Because of its power and affordability, it has gained acceptance all over the world as the portable go-to system for just about every shallow water (<200m) Side Scan application.â€
The System 3900 is designed for producing detailed underwater images using advanced sonar technologies. It is commonly used for search and recovery and shallow water mapping, and is in use by police, fire, sheriff, Coast Guard, and Navy units throughout the world.
L-3 Klein, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, is located in Salem, New Hampshire and is a leading sensor technology provider that manufactures and designs high-resolution sonar systems, marine navigation systems, and radar based security and surveillance systems. Klein’s customers include commercial, government and military organizations, shipping and offshore oil companies and related support contractors, maritime facilities, academic institutions and underwater vehicle manufacturers.
To learn more about L-3 Klein, please visit the company’s Web site at www.L-3.com/klein.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.
By Professional Mariner Staff