L- 3 Communications Corporation is a US-based company that offers services and products in ISR systems, secure communications systems and products, telemetry, navigation products and instruments for navigation, aerospace and aviation. The company's headquarters is located in New York City (New York, United States).
Its customers include the Department of Defense of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security of the United States, some U.S. intelligence agencies as well as commercial telecommunications companies.
L-3 Communications was founded from the acquisition of businesses that stem from the sale as a result of the merger between the companies Loral Corporation and Lockheed Martin in 1997.
The subsidiary L3 Communications Security and Detection Systems is a manufacturer of body scanners. They are also the manufacturer of the scanner that will be tested since September 2010 at the Hamburg airport.
The company serves to produce for internationally outlawed cluster bombs suspected projectiles and fuses.
In March 2013, a Chinese citizen was sentenced by a U.S. federal court to 5 years and 10 months in prison, because it looked at the court as evidence that while working for the company thousands of files and parts of military control system, the L-3, he Communications had developed, had brought in the people's Republic of China.