L-3 Tactical Systems, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, offers innovative, integrated systems to counter emerging security threats in complex tactical environments. These solutions include high-performance integrated electronic warfare systems, with break-through capabilities and SWaP. Small, unmanned tactical maritime vehicles are offered as affordable platforms for innovative sensor payloads to operate in the littorals. With our non-traditional solutions, Tactical Systems and our partners bring together an operator’s understanding of the challenges of fielding advanced technology together with rigorous systems engineering and integration processes.
Today’s security environment has become more complex as destabilizing forces adapt fast moving commercial technology into threats. Our mission is to deliver effective capabilities to the warfighter to counter or leapfrog these threats faster than the adversary can adapt. We have found that we can best achieve that mission by working as an agile integrator with relentless focus on customer success.
In 1985, a former Director of DARPA founded Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corp. (AAEC) to create advanced technology, explore innovative concepts, and field electronic system solutions for the department of defense and intelligence agencies. The initial technology focus areas included Electronic Warfare, Niche Antenna/Radome Solutions, Advanced RF Communications, Image/Signal Processing and Radar Systems. In 1999, AAEC was acquired by Titan Systems Corporation and eventually became known as its Aerospace Electronics Division (AED). AED was charged with executing many of Titan’s most advanced research programs. In 2005, Titan Systems Corporation was acquired by L-3 Communications. L-3 AED experienced substantial growth as part of L-3 and has developed into a full-fledged system integrator, fielding keystone technologies in practical systems refined during years of advanced research. As of January 1, 2012, to better reflect its business focus, Aerospace Electronics’ name was changed to L-3 Tactical Systems.