There's communications, then there's communications. Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) helps defense companies accurately get their point across. A subsidiary of L-3 Communications, IEC makes ruggedized test instruments and missile tracking systems for ballistic missile programs such as the US Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) system. Other products include ruggedized displays for industrial and military use and GPS receivers. The company has been involved in the defense system of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile Program for more than 50 years.
The US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan rely heavily on precision GPS information for targeting, intelligence, and troop communications and control, so IEC has been busy providing systems and components and developing new applications for the military. Recent applications include extended range guided munitions tracking and advanced anti-jamming GPS systems and software.
L-3 acquired Interstate Electronics Corporation in 1999.