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L-3 Communications Titan Group

L-3 Titan Group (formerly Titan Corporation) is a division of L-3 Communications and a major defense contractor with offices all over San Diego. In 1990, Titan purchased M/A-Com Government Systems Inc., formerly Linkabit, which was founded by former UCSD professor Irwin M. Jacobs. L-3 Titan Group has contracts with the Army, Navy and intelligence agencies to develop war games, spy planes, and translations and information services.

As a public military contractor the company employed some of the personnel who were implicated in the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004.(3)

On March 2, 2005, the company admitted to illegally providing $2 million to the 2001 re-election campaign of President Mathieu Kérékou of Benin, and agreed to pay $28 million in penalties. Titan pled guilty and paid the largest penalty under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in history for bribery and filing false tax returns.(3)

The company is also receiving attention for its role as the biggest campaign contributor of disgraced former Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham.(3)

Taxonomy business » arms industry » communications
NRHP classification institution-business-defense
Address 3033 Science Park Rd, San Diego, CA
Lat / Lng 32.901913, -117.239998
Date(s) 1981
  1. 1. "Titan Corp. finalizes purchase of Linkabit." San Diego Business Journal Date: June 4, 1990.
  2. 2. "Titan buyout will boost local employment, CEO says: New owners get tour aboard S.D. company's Sea Fighter." By David Washburn, Union-Tribune. August 2, 2005.
  3. 3. Wikipedia: Titan
  4. 4. Wikipedia: Sea Fighter
Entry updated: 2008-04-19 20:52:44