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L-3 Awarded $47 Million by U.S. Navy

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 8, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Command & Control Systems and Software (C2S2) division has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Navy to support its Aircraft Structural Life Surveillance (ASLS) program. This five-year contract consists of a base year plus four option years, with a total contract value of $47.8 million.

L-3 will provide engineering and information services under this contract to safely and efficiently manage the structural life of the Navy’s fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

“The monitoring of aircraft service life limits is increasingly significant as requirements for long-term operational usage often exceed planned service life,” said John Medea, president of L-3 C2S2. “This program supports the Navy’s objective to further implement an aggressive service life management plan to optimize its aircraft inventory.”

Mr. Medea noted that L-3’s application of proven engineering processes has contributed to the success of the Navy’s Structural Appraisal of Fatigue Effects (SAFE) program, resulting in this follow-on award. "After a 10-year incumbency, we look forward to L-3’s continued participation in developing comprehensive, cost-effective, and responsive solutions for the SAFE program and its supporting acquisition programs,” he continued.

L-3 C2S2, headquartered in Eatontown, 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 approximately 65,000 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

L-3 Communications
Corporate Communications
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L-3 Command & Control Systems and Software (C2S2)
Mark Lauer, 703-434-5037
Sr. VP for Strategy & Business Development