L-3 Communications announced that it acquired 3Di Technologies LLC (3Di). 3Di provides highly specialized end-to-end secure satellite communications utilized by forward-deployed United States special operations and in-theater personnel. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The business will be included in the Microwave Group within L-3’s Electronic Systems segment.

Headquartered in Hanover, MD, 3Di’s products and services are applicable to intelligence, defense and select commercial customers. The company’s business approach seamlessly combines equipment, professional services, satellite services, VoIP services, and field support into customized turnkey solutions. 3Di is expected to generate approximately $40 M of sales for the year ending December 31, 2010.

“3Di will enhance L-3’s overall position as a communication solutions provider,” said John S. Mega, President of L-3’s Microwave Group. “3Di is a leading innovator in secure satellite communications and we look forward to expanding L-3’s presence in this emerging, high-growth market.”

Speaking of the acquisition and the opportunities ahead, Ian Palmer, 3Di’s President, commented, “We are very excited about joining L-3 and the upcoming benefits of working closer with the various L-3 businesses that sell and support satellite communications products. We look forward to an environment that will benefit our customers, employees and vendors – the three most important factors in driving our growth over the last six years.”