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Army Selects L-3 for Kuwait Training Contract

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2009-- L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its MPRI division has been awarded a $162.7 million cost plus fixed fee follow-on contract to support the U.S. Army Central Command’s Kuwait Observer-Controller Team program. Under this award, MPRI will be a subcontractor to Raytheon to provide training for U.S. and Coalition forces at the Udari Range in Kuwait. The initial contract period is for seven months, effective September 2009, and includes two option years that would extend it to April 2012.

“This program will enhance the skills and preparedness of our soldiers and contribute to their operational success,” said Jim Jackson, senior vice president and general manager of MPRI’s International Group. “We are honored to continue to support the U.S. Army's training needs in Kuwait.”

Currently, the MPRI team provides comprehensive 24 hour, 7 day range support, using U.S. Army doctrine to train U.S. Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force units in ground battlefield operations. MPRI has been providing training services in Kuwait since 1999, including force-on-force training at the company/team level and battalion task force exercises and training for the associated brigade level staff for the U.S. Army.

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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