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L-3 Adds SAIC to Its Special Operations Command Logistics Support Contract Team

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2008--L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) has joined its team of industry experts as it plans to retain a logistics support contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

L-3 has successfully supported the Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA) as prime contractor for the past 20 years, providing logistics support for USSOCOM, its component commands, selected Department of Defense customers and designated government agencies. The next multi-billion dollar contract is expected to be awarded by the end of 2008 and would extend the program through 2018.

"SAIC's reputation for responsive, customer-centric services and solutions, matches L-3's long-standing record of performance excellence," said Ed Gloviak, senior vice president of Special Programs & Services for L-3 Integrated Systems. "The L-3 team represents a dedicated workforce and offers great value to the SOFSA program and our nation's warfighters."

"It is with great pride that we join L-3 as an industry teammate in supporting USSOCOM and SOFSA," said Stu Shea, president of SAIC's Intelligence, Security and Technology Group. "Together, our team offers exceptional capability and innovation that will deliver highly responsive logistics support to promote efficient operations and mission success for Special Operations Forces worldwide."

SAIC adds value to the team based on its domain expertise in Government Services, including integrated warehouse and supply services; ground systems repair, modification, and support; and rapid special application service support.

The team also features IBM, a leader in the development and operation of management information systems and logistics automation tools.

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(R) scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 44,000 employees serve customers in the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.9 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. For more information, visit

L-3 Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) 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 employs over 64,000 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, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.

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

    SOURCE: L-3 Communications