L-3 Communications is an aerospace and defense company.
The company was founded by Frank Lanza, Robert LaPenta, and Lehman Brothers in 1997 and was formed to acquire several business units from Lockheed Martin.
L-3 Communications has grown through acquisitions, notably divisions of Raytheon in 2000 and 2002 and Crestview Aerospace in 2006.
Today L-3 is one of the top ten U.S. government contractors, providing services in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.
The company’s clients include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, NASA, aerospace contractors, and commercial telecommunications and wireless customers.
L-3 Communications is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LLL, is a member of the S&P 500, is #197 in the Fortune 500, has 48,000 employees, and had $12.42 billion in revenue in 2013.
L-3 Communications was acquired by the Harris Corporation in late 2018.