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L-3 Receives $23 Million Order from U.S. Marine Corps

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2008--L-3 Communications announced today that its Advanced Products and Design unit has been awarded a $23.2 million delivery order to provide 600 VideoScout-MC mobile video exploitation and management systems to the United States Marine Corps. These systems enhance portable equipment currently in use by adding video imagery in real-time, which improves situational awareness. Production of these units is underway, with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2008.

"Over the past four years, we have worked with the Marines to develop a lightweight, interoperable video exploitation, management and analysis system," said Larry Vernec, senior vice president of marketing and strategic business development at L-3 Advanced Products and Design. "VideoScout-MC enhances situational understanding in the field by helping Marines capture and quickly share the video they receive from aerial and ground-based sensors across the battlespace."

The Marine Corps will receive the mobile VideoScout-MC laptop computer with integrated multi-band receivers. VideoScout-MC captures video and metadata directly from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), targeting pods, intelligence feeds and other common sensors, and allows users to view, archive, annotate, search, geo-reference and disseminate relevant, actionable video intelligence to others.

To learn more about L-3 Advanced Products & Design, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3Com.com/apd.

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.

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CONTACT: L-3 Advanced Products & Design Karen Johnson, 858-597-9166 Manager, Marketing Communications SOURCE: L-3 Communications