L-3 Electron Technologies Inc. (L-3 ETI), a leading global provider of high-reliability space and defense solutions, announced that it is opening a new office in Tokyo to expand into the Japanese marketplace. The office will act as the Asian headquarters for L-3 ETI’s pursuit of international sales of its product lines, which includes traveling wave tube amplifiers.

Yoshimoto Watanabe, an aerospace veteran, will serve as L-3 ETI’s in-country representative.He will provide a vital interface with domestic and international government officials and industrial partners. He has more than 20 years of successful business development experience with satellite manufacturers and operators such as Space Systems/Loral and Thales Japan K.K.

“We feel very fortunate to have Mr. Watanabe join us as part of the growing L-3 ETI team in Japan. L-3 has a long history of working with prestigious Japanese satellite manufacturers like MELCO and NEC,” said Christophe Bauer, vice president of business development at L-3 ETI. “With this new office, we are reiterating our strong commitment to the Japanese space market, which is currently undergoing rapid growth. Being close to our customers and readily available to serve their needs is our number one priority and critical to ensuring our success in the region.”

L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc. (L-3 ETI) is part of the Space & Power sector of L-3’s Communication Systems business segment. Its primary focus is on the manufacture of traveling wave tubes, electronic power conditioners, traveling wave tube amplifiers and electric propulsion systems for space and military applications. To learn more about L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc., please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/eti.