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L-3 Appoints Robert P. Birmingham President of Link Simulation and Training

NEW YORK, Nov 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that Robert P. Birmingham has been appointed president of its Link Simulation and Training business. He will be based in Arlington, Texas and report to James W. Dunn, senior vice president and president of the Sensors and Simulation Group. Birmingham succeeds John C. McNellis, who was named president of L-3's Integrated Systems Group.

"Bob's extensive experience as a leader, executive and program manager makes him a strong leader for our Link business," said Mr. Dunn.

Since joining the company in 2006, Birmingham has been the senior vice president for Army programs and strategic planning for the Sensors and Simulation Group. Prior to L-3, Birmingham served as vice president for Computer Sciences Corporation's South East Region. Mr. Birmingham also served as the program manager for the U.S. Army Comanche Helicopter Program, before retiring from the U.S. Army after 25 years of service.

Birmingham received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and Master of Science degrees from Boston University in business administration and national security policy from the U.S. Naval War College. He was also a National Security Fellow at Harvard University.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C(3)ISR (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.

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