L-3 Communications

Who are they?

Provider of homeland defense products and services.

What do they do?

The company supplied SafeView magnemetric scanners for Gaza’s Erez checkpoint through Hashmira, and personal luggage scanners for West Bank checkpoints through Eltal Technologistics.

Currently, the company provides ProVision screening machines to the Erez checkpoint in Gaza.

In 2011, L-3 was awarded a multi-year contract from the Israel Ministry of Defense for the production and remanufacture of diesel engines for heavy ground combat vehicles, as well as the supply of engine spare parts. The company also provides engines to the Israeli army tanks, such as the Merkava and Hercules. In addition, L-3 navigation system is used by the Israeli navy.

L-3 along with Elbit systems assembled the Hermes 900 UAV, a lethal drone that was used during the attack on Gaza in the summer of 2014 (Operation Protective Edge), under the framework of a USD 120 million project that started in 2008.

Who else has taken divestment action against this company?

  • On February 22, 2016, the Students’ Society of Mcgill University general assembly voted to support the BDS movement by divesting from companies “profiting from violations of Palestinian human rights,” including L-3 Communications. It was later voted against and nullified in an online ratification.