A day after assuming the top executive position at L3Harris Technologies [LHX], Christopher Kubasik issued a statement saying he will focus on expanding the company’s international partnerships.

“I look forward to travelling again to develop new partnerships and expand existing relationships, helping our allies overcome their toughest technology challenges,” Kubasik said in a statement on June 30. “As the leading defense technology provider, we have tremendous capabilities and resources to help allies address their economic, industrial and security needs.”

On Tuesday, Kubasik became vice chair and CEO of L3Harris, succeeding former CEO William Brown who is still executive chairman. Previously, Kubasik was vice chair, president and chief operating officer of the company, which he joined when Harris Corp. acquired L3Technologies in 2019. Kubasik was chairman and CEO of L3.

A press release that included Kubasik’s statement said L3Harris is developing “exportable solutions” in all warfare domains in the areas of modernized communication systems, aircraft missionization, fighter aircraft upgrades and expansions, maritime expansion and autonomy, and multi-domain integration.

In 2020, L3Harris reported $18.2 billion in sales, $3.7 billion, or about 20 percent, of which was with international customers. L3Harris has about 25 percent of its current pipeline in international business and is shooting for “mid-single-digit-plus growth over the next several years” with international customers, a company spokesman said.