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L-3 Awarded $42.5 Million for VSAT Terminals

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Global Communications Solutions (GCS) division has been awarded a follow-on contract by Eyak Technology for 970 combat service support Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs). The value of the award is $42.5 million.

These VSAT systems support the communications requirements of U.S. Army forces and other tactical and logistics units in-theater. Work will be performed at L-3 GCS headquarters in Victor, N.Y., with all deliveries scheduled to be completed by October 2010. When this order is fulfilled, approximately 3350 systems will have been delivered to and fielded by the Army.

”L-3 GCS has one of the most battlefield-proven and reliable lines of VSAT terminals in service with the U.S. military today. We have supplied more than 2400 Hawkeye 1.2 meter VSAT units to the Army since 2004,” said Bob Jacobson, executive vice president and general manager of L-3 GCS.

Located in Victor, N.Y., GCS is a leading provider of satellite communications (SATCOM) systems that integrate data, broadband internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video, and computer networking. These rugged, easily deployed systems are utilized by the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security as well as federal agencies and commercial sector customers. To learn more about L-3 GCS, please visit the company’s Web site at

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.

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Source: L-3 Communications

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