L3 Technologies

From Powerbase
Jump to: navigation, search

L3 Technologies was previously known as L3 Communications, one of the world's largest arms and security equipment suppliers. It is an American company and reported sales of $10.5 billion in 2015.

L-3 is also a government contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems and pilot training.

Revolving door employer

In Britain, the company employs a number of high-ranking former military officers and a former Conservative government minister. They include:

  • Admiral Peter Hudson, who has been L3's director of International Maritime Programmes since September 2016.[1]
  • Ron Cook head of London operations, former Director Equipment Capability (ISTAR), Royal Air Force at the Ministry of Defence (Apr 2004 - Apr 2005) [2]
  • Former Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper joined L-3 as an 'adviser on international relations, contemporary risk-management in the security and defence domain, and capability gap analysis and mitigation with L-3 Communications'. According to the UK government's Advisory Committee on Business Appointments L-3 UK has stressed that they don't anticipate Sir Christopher being involved with any of their work involving the British Ministry of Defence.[3]
  • Former Conservative defence minister Sir Peter Luff began working for L3 Communications in 2015. He describes L-3 on his website as 'a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions and a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems'.

Meetings with UK ministers

L3 Technologies met with the UK minister for defence procurement, Harriett Baldwin In September 2017 to 'discuss defence issues' according to the MOD's meetings register published December 2017. No L-3 staff attendees' names were disclosed.[4]


  1. Peter Hudson LinkedIn, accessed 17 August 2017
  2. CAAT Ron Cook Meetings, Political Influence Database, 14 September 2015, accessed 21 March 2018
  3. Acoba, July 2017
  4. Harriet Baldwin, 13/09/2017, L3 Technologies, To discuss Defence Issues, MOD, Transparency data, MOD's ministerial meetings, July to September 2017, Updated 14 December 2017