The U.S. military on Tuesday said that L-3 Communications will provide the Navy with airborne communications as part of a contract with its Naval Battleforce Network program. L-3 was given $1.5 million as part of the contract. The program will have a value of $8.7 million once projects are completed over a 4-year term. L-3 will give the Navy and the Marines "Internet in the sky" capabilities, allowing them to communicate with manned and unmanned aircraft. The technology will also help the Navy solve problems with routing and convergence of wireless communications, the company said.
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