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John Craddock Joins L-3 as President of MPRI

NEW YORK, Jan 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today the appointment of retired General Bantz J. (John) Craddock, U.S. Army, as president of its MPRI division. MPRI is a global services firm with more than 6,000 personnel working in nearly 60 countries. General Craddock succeeds retired General Carl E. Vuono as MPRI's president. General Vuono will now focus exclusively on his positions as L-3 senior vice president and president and chief operating officer of the L-3 Services Group, the parent organization of MPRI.

General Craddock joins L-3 following a 38-year career with the Army. Prior to his retirement from the Army in June 2009, he most recently served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Commander in Chief of the U.S. European Command. As SACEUR, General Craddock commanded the military forces of NATO's 28 nations and led history's most successful alliance into new frontiers of relevance and purpose. His distinguished military career spanned leadership at all levels, including as a combat commander in Operation Desert Storm and as Commander of the U.S. Southern Command. A graduate of West Virginia University, General Craddock also received a master's degree in military arts and sciences.

"John's extensive leadership experience and skills will help L-3 break into new markets and build on the excellent professional services that MPRI has provided to our nation for more than 20 years," said Michael T. Strianese, chairman, president and chief executive officer of L-3. "We are very pleased that John will be heading our MPRI division, and we look forward to his contributions as we continue to execute our business strategy."

Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., MPRI is a recognized global leader in national security, law enforcement, the environment, international development and public health programs - both at home and abroad. All of MPRI's products, people and programs are governed by the division's uncompromising commitment to quality and ethics. For further information, 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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