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L-3 Awarded Systems, Software & Planning Contract by U.S. Navy

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Command & Control Systems and Software (C2S2) division has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the U.S. Navy for software, planning and engineering services tasks. This is a one-year award with four optional years. If all options are exercised, it would be valued at $87.4 million.

Under this contract, L-3 will provide a broad array of services including support for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) motion imagery software development, emergency preparedness planning, technology validation, and mission training for the Navy’s ISR & Information Operations Department, various joint programs and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

“Our solid program performance and commitment to our naval customer over the past five years has resulted in this follow-on award,” said John Medea, president of L-3 C2S2. "By blending information technology and software capabilities from across our services business, our L-3 team will continue to be a cost-effective, low-risk source for ISR systems support and extended applications to other Navy and joint programs.”

L-3 C2S2, headquartered in Marlton, N.J., has more than 3,400 employees worldwide. Command & Control Systems and Software (C2S2) assists its customers in moving technology from concept to deployment by providing Systems and Software Engineering and Integration, Software Development, Sustainment and Modernization, Training, Field Support Services, and Logistics capabilities. To learn more about L-3 C2S2 please visit the company’s Web site at www.L-3Com.com/C2S2.

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 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com. 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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Rick Kiernan, 703-664-2687
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