Celebrates a century of advancing UK defense and security needs globally
Signs armed forces pact to support military community and announces veterans grant
Pledges £ 20,000 for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity to support veterans’ mental health
LONDON, September 14, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) marked 100 years of supporting the defense and security needs of the United Kingdom by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, an important commitment to members of the community of armed forces.
The engagement marks a new dimension in L3Harris’ efforts to protect and advance UK interests at home and globally through revolutionary capabilities across all branches and fields of the military.
The Armed Forces Pact aims to provide employees who are veterans, reservists or military family members with access to important services and opportunities, such as career development, flexibility in training leave or deployment, and assistance with education, family welfare, health care and other places. By signing the Pact at the 2021 Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, L3Harris commits to being a “force-friendly employer”, welcoming the experience, skills and qualities of British veterans and reservists in its workforce.
“As we celebrate 100 years in the UK, we are honored to support Veterans, Reservists and the military community at large, both as an ‘Employer-Friend of the Forces’ and as an strong advocate for veterans, ”said Christopher E. Kubasik, vice president and chief executive officer, L3Harris. “As the world grapples with an increasingly volatile geopolitical and military landscape, L3Harris will continue to lead the way in developing technologies and capabilities that protect and advance the UK’s defense and security needs. , as we have done over the past century. “
Simultaneously, L3Harris pledged to donate £ 20,000 to Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity to support veterans mental health. L3Harris also provides scholarships of up to £ 10,000 to support cadets in pilot training.
L3Harris has served military, security and civilian clients in the UK since 1921, with the company’s 1,500 employees now based at 14 locations across the country. It works with nearly 2,500 UK suppliers with a supply chain impact of almost $ 170 million as of 2020. The company’s recent investments reflect its commitment to developing and advancing the UK’s capabilities. Uni, including $ 100 million at a Farnborough facility to modernize tactical radio communications and $ 100 million. at a Crawley facility for aviation training. The company’s global autonomous maritime development work is based in the UK, generating economic impact and technological innovation that supports the UK’s aspiration for leadership in this field.
The US-based company works closely with the UK to help accelerate the transition to integrated, platform-independent programs that harness data and information for more efficient missions. This effort is part of the UK’s commitment to build a more modern and technologically advanced defense force, alongside partners and alliances such as NATO and Five Eyes. This includes driving the shift to digitalization and artificial intelligence that will be crucial for a future of electronic warfare, cyber warfare and autonomous engagement, as outlined in the UK’s integrated review in spring 2021. The company is also focusing on systems, improved networks. and sensors to collect, manage, analyze and share information and intelligence to predict changing demands and enable better decision making.
The company’s continued growth and investment in the UK aligns with the broader strategy of international expansion. L3Harris plans to grow its global business outside of the US from its current 20% figure.
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global innovator in aerospace and defense technologies, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet critical customer needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies in the air, land, maritime, space and cybernetics fields. L3Harris has annual sales of approximately $ 18 billion and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com.
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