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L-3 Awarded Maritime Security Work in Equatorial Guinea

NEW YORK, Feb 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its MPRI division has been awarded a $58 million firm-fixed-price task order with the government of Equatorial Guinea to establish a Maritime Security Enhancement Program (MSEP). This task order is the first part of a multi-year contract, with a potential value of approximately $250 million. The MSEP is designed to provide nationwide coastal surveillance coverage for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

"This important contract award represents a strategic opportunity to contribute not only to the vital maritime security of Equatorial Guinea, but also provides a thoughtful approach toward establishing long-term stability for the entire region," said Jim Jackson, general manager for MPRI's International Group.

The MSEP envisions completion of a surveillance site network and operations centers in Equatorial Guinea within three years. This would be followed up by two years of sustainment and maintenance support for an estimated contract total of five years.

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

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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