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L-3 Wins Special Operations Contract for Expeditionary Unmanned Systems

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded its Geneva Aerospace division a contract for expeditionary unmanned systems. This contract has a potential value of $250 million over five years.

L-3 will provide its Viking 400 Unmanned Aircraft System, along with training and sustaining engineering for SOCOM’s Expeditionary Unmanned Aircraft System (EUAS) program.

“We are very pleased to be working with SOCOM on this important program,” said Todd Gautier, vice president of Business Development. “The Viking 400 is an excellent, proven system providing expanded payload, endurance and operational performance to meet the challenges of expeditionary operations."

The company offers a full range of Unmanned Systems products and services ranging from individual components through fully integrated systems. These include remote video terminals, video management systems, communications & datalinks, Electro Optic Infrared (EO/IR) and Electronic Warfare (EW) sensors, training & simulation, command and control systems and operational services.

Recently, L-3 introduced its family of Unmanned Air Systems from the tube-launched expendable Cutlass Small UAS to the Tactical Viking UAS Family and the medium altitude long endurance (MALE) Mobius Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA).

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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