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Lt. Gen. John M. Curran Joins L-3 as Vice President, Huntsville Operations

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2008--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has appointed retired Lt. Gen. John "Mark" Curran to the newly created position of vice president, Huntsville Operations. In this position, Curran will coordinate all of L-3's activities in the Huntsville region, and serve as the principal representative and corporate interface of L-3 with federal, state and local customers in the Greater Huntsville region. Additionally, Curran will assist in identifying opportunities for collaboration among L-3 units in support of customers in the Huntsville region and aid in the identification of future product areas and specific programs of interest to L-3. Curran will report to L-3 Washington Operations and will be based in Huntsville, Ala.

Curran served as Deputy Commanding General, Futures Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), a position he held from 2003 until his retirement from the U.S. Army in October 2007. Reporting to the Commanding General of TRADOC, Curran was responsible for the design, development and integration into a joint war fighting environment of all aspects of the future U.S. Army force. Prior to this assignment, Curran served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center at Fort Rucker, Ala.

"With an array of key programs based in Huntsville, the region is very important to L-3 and I am delighted that Mark will be representing us there," said Michael T. Strianese, president and chief executive officer of L-3. "Mark's extensive experience in force requirements and defense policy will be a key resource for L-3, both enhancing current programs and identifying future opportunities."

With over 35 years of service to the U.S. Army, Curran has served in command and staff positions throughout the Army in the U.S. and overseas. He has also received major military awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. Curran is a graduate of Florida Southern College and received a master's degree in military art and science from the Army School of Advanced Military Studies.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 63,000 people worldwide and is a prime system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, systems and subsystems. The company reported 2006 sales of $12.5 billion.

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    SOURCE: L-3 Communications