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Lieutenant General James J. Lovelace Appointed Vice President of International Programs

NEW YORK, Feb 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has appointed retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General James J. Lovelace as corporate vice president of international programs. In this role, he will coordinate L-3's international program efforts and provide strategic direction toward expanding the company's presence in global markets. Lieutenant General Lovelace will report to Richard Cody, L-3's corporate vice president of Washington Operations, and will be based in Washington, D.C.

"Jim's strong background in international business and military strategy makes him an important addition to our Washington Operations team," said Richard Cody. "Under his leadership, we will continue the strides we've made in increasing our international footprint - particularly in Asia and the Middle East - and strengthen our position as a leading global provider of products and services in key commercial and military markets."

With 39 years of service to the U.S. Army, Lieutenant General Lovelace's distinguished military career has included a variety of diverse leadership roles, culminating in his post as Commanding General U.S. Army Central/Third Army/Coalition Forces Land Component Command from which he retired in July 2009. He has also held several key staff positions, including Chief of Staff and Assistant Division Commander for Support of the 2nd Infantry Division, Korea and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Department of the Army.

Lieutenant General Lovelace holds a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a master's degree in management from Salve Regina College and a master's degree in physical education from Indiana University. His education also includes completion of advanced military coursework.

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 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.

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