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L-3 Delivers Multi-INT Configured EP-3E to U.S. Navy in Support of Operational Surge

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2008--L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Integrated Systems Group has delivered the first of eight EP-3E aircraft configured with new multiple-intelligence (multi-INT) capabilities to the U.S. Navy. Additional aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2008.

System integration, installation and testing on the re-configured aircraft was performed in less than three months, with each aircraft requiring tens of thousands of hours of modification. L-3's quick-reaction conversion is part of the Navy's response to increase operational capability in support of the Global War on Terror. The "surge configuration" adds substantial multi-INT subsystem capabilities to the EP-3E aircraft, which performs intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in support of maritime and ground forces deployed worldwide. The work was performed at L-3's integration center in Waco, Texas.

"Our work in rapidly designing and fielding the surge EP-3E adds enhancements to the platform, taking it from a traditional SIGINT asset to a true multi-INT airborne system that will be much more effective in theater today," said Mike Holmes, vice president of Federal Programs for L-3 Integrated Systems.

L-3 engineers are currently working to integrate additional capabilities that will be fielded in a second round of surge modifications. The newly configured multi-INT EP-3E aircraft will be based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island.

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, 254-867-7001
             Manager, Public Relations

    Source: L-3 Communications