12 Dec 07. L-3 Communications announced that it has signed a teaming agreement with The Boeing Company to provide Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for 189 U.S. Navy Boeing-built T-45 Training System (T-45TS) aircraft from fiscal year 2009 through 2013. The L-3-led team will respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) anticipated for release late this year by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). T-45TS CLS was first awarded to L-3 in 2003, and was valued at $450m through fiscal year 2008. The program employs more than 700 personnel based at Naval facilities in Kingsville, TX and Meridian, MS with responsibility for aircraft maintenance, supply chain management, ground based training systems, engineering services and carrier qualification detachments. The T-45TS is used to train flight students in the Undergraduate Jet Pilot Training Program as well as train prospective instructors.