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L-3 Awarded T-1A Jayhawk Logistics Support Contract

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Systems Field Support (SFS) division was awarded a 60-day base contract with eight option years from the U.S. Air Force to serve as prime contractor on the T-1A Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program. The total value of the contract with all options is $680 million.

The L-3 SFS operating unit in Madison, Miss. is responsible for overall program management of T-1A CLS, encompassing logistics, material supply support, and repair overhaul services for 179 T-1A aircraft based at Vance Air Force Base, Okla.; Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.; Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas and Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The T-1A Jayhawk aircraft are used by the Air Force for introductory flight training.

“L-3 Systems Field Support and our industry partners, Hawker Beechcraft and Pratt & Whitney, are well positioned to continue providing uninterrupted contractor logistics support for the T-1A fleet,” said Ed Gloviak, president of L-3 Systems Field Support. “Over the past decade, we have performed effectively and efficiently in supporting the T-1A fleet.”

L-3 Systems Field Support is an aerospace and defense support services contractor specializing in the delivery of integrated contractor logistics support for aircraft, ground vehicles and other defense systems. L-3 Systems Field Support has major operations in Rockwall, Texas; Madison, Miss.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Tulsa, Okla.; Lexington, Ky.; and Fort Rucker, Ala.

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 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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