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L-3 WESCAM Awarded $90 Million Contract from U.S. Air Force

NEW YORK, Dec 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its WESCAM subsidiary has been awarded a $90 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC). The initial order under the ID/IQ is for MX-15Di turrets with deliveries to begin in 2009.

"WESCAM'S MX turrets display excellent imaging capabilities, target location accuracy and reliability, and have quickly become the backbone of the Air Force's ISR aircraft," said John Dehne, president of L-3 WESCAM. "This award underscores our ability to rapidly provide leading-edge EO/IR technology to aid our Global War on Terror."

L-3 WESCAM is a world leader in the design and manufacture of stabilized, multi-spectral airborne imaging systems. To learn more about L-3 WESCAM, please visit the company's Web site at

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 L-3 uses its Web site as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding L-3 is routinely posted on the company's Web site and is readily accessible.

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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

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