L3 Communication Systems-West (CSW) is a division of L3Harris, Inc., that specializes in secure communications, complex communication integration, RF and antenna solutions, and wideband datalink products for ground, air, and sea applications. Located in Salt Lake City, L3 CSW has manufactured, integrated, and designed secure network communication systems for over 60 years. L3Harris is considered the sixth prime defense contractor for the United States government. 
In November 2017, L3 CSW received a contract from the Department of Defense to develop free-space optical technologies for defense and space applications. As of the current day, no information or product has been posted on their website or social media regarding updates to this contract. 
In March 2015, L3 CSW received a contract from Laser Light Communications, LLC (collectively, Laser Light) to develop ground systems for Laser Light’s SpaceCable Network. The project was called StarEdge and was the first all-optical, commercially available, global satellite system with a hybrid (RF and FSO or fiber) ground communication infrastructure. The network was deployed in late 2017.