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Army Selects L-3 to Supply Laser Marksmanship Training Systems

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation has awarded L-3 MPRI a sole-source, follow-on contract for its Laser Marksmanship Training System (LMTS). This ID/IQ contract has an estimated value of $48.7 million over the initial base year and four option years. L-3 has received the program’s first delivery order, valued at $15.5 million.

LMTS is a home station or deployed, multi-purpose, modular, scalable, small arms, individual and unit marksmanship sustainment simulator that provides Preliminary Marksmanship (PMI), advanced marksmanship and remedial training capabilities.

“MPRI is honored to be afforded the opportunity to support the U.S. Army's marksmanship training needs,” said Bob Garner, senior vice president and general manager of MPRI’s Training and Technology Group. “This program will enhance the skills and experience of our young warriors and contribute to their survivability on the battlefield.”

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, MPRI provides comprehensive and integrated programs that address training, education, leader development, organizational design and implementation, simulations, democracy transition and emergency management across a broad spectrum of functional areas. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State and selected international government agencies.

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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