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L-3 Receives 2009 Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement

Two Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Security Practices

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 30, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that two of its facilities have received a 2009 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Security Service (DSS). The Cogswell Award recognizes industrial security excellence and is the highest honor a company can receive for excellence in the handling of classified information.

L-3’s SSG Tinsley facility in Wilmington, Mass. and its TCS facility in Warner Robbins, Ga. were two of 14 recipients of this year’s award, selected from a field of 12,500 contractor sites. Cogswell Award criteria focus on principles of industrial security excellence. Factors include establishing and maintaining a security program that far exceeds the basic National Industrial Security Program requirements and providing leadership to other cleared facilities in establishing best practices while maintaining the highest standards for security.

"We are extremely proud that two L-3 locations have been recognized by the Defense Security Service for outstanding security practices,” said Vincent L. Jarvie, L-3’s vice president of corporate security. “These Cogswell Awards reflect our commitment to our government customer and serve as an example of L-3’s desire to be more than merely compliant. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations in the successful execution of our programs.”

The Cogswell Award, established in 1966, is named in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which included an emphasis on the partnership between industry and Government to protect classified information.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 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 also is a leading provider of high technology products subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.

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