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L-3 Selected to Produce New Outer P-3 Wings for U.S. Navy

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2008--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) today announced that its Integrated Systems Group has been awarded a $60.6 million contract to produce new outer wings for U.S. Navy P-3 aircraft.

Under the program, L-3 will produce four sets of new wings for the U.S. Navy, which will extend the life of its critical P-3 maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft fleet. The company developed modern tooling that will result in the production of the most advanced wing configuration available, using the U.S. Navy's latest P-3 parts and materials for improved resistance to fatigue and corrosion.

"Producing new wings for the U.S. Navy further demonstrates our P-3 expertise, which includes airframe and wing refurbishment, in addition to full mission systems development and integration," said Mike Holmes, vice president of Federal Programs for L-3 Integrated Systems. "L-3 provides competitive solutions, capacity and best value to maritime surveillance operators throughout the world."

L-3 Integrated Systems has more than 50 years of aircraft modification experience and has modified more than 350 P-3 aircraft for many customers including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Australia, Canada, Greece, Korea and New Zealand. L-3's experience and capability includes a workforce with current P-3 experience, as well as critical tooling, data and material necessary to support all P-3 initiatives.

L-3 Integrated Systems Group develops and integrates defense and commercial technology for U.S. and allied customers worldwide. Headquartered in Greenville, Texas, L-3 IS has more than five decades of experience in the development of complex intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; command and control; and secure communications. It is recognized internationally as a systems integration organization specializing in the modernization and maintenance of aircraft of all sizes. It is a leader in advanced technologies for signal processing, electronic countermeasures, sensor development and aircraft self-protection. Systems provided or maintained by L-3 IS help protect military and civilian personnel, bases, assets and national borders throughout the world.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime 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, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3Com.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "could" and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company's Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for forward-looking Statements included in the company's recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Lance Martin
Manager, Public Relations
L-3 Integrated Systems
254-867-7001

SOURCE: L-3 Communications