Founded in 1977, L-3 Vertex Aerospace, earlier known as Beech Aerospace Services, provides technical aviation services. The company supports more than 500 military and government aircraft, vehicles and weapon systems. It offers maintenance and repair services. L-3 Vertex Aerospace employs a staff of over 12,000 people. The company also provides fleet inventory system management services. It offers depot, inspection and modernization services. The company provides interior refurbishment, painting and retrofitting services. It is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, which is a supplier of high-technology products, including sensors, scanners, data links, simulators, antennas and microwave components. L-3 Communications offers services for government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.