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L-3 WESCAM Awarded $110 Million Contract from U.S. Air Force

NEW YORK, Mar 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its WESCAM subsidiary has been awarded a $110 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force. As part of this contract, L-3 will supply WESCAM's imaging turrets, including the electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) MXTM-15Di, accompanied with training courses and service programs.

This order is in addition to a $90 million ID/IQ contract that was awarded to WESCAM in December 2008. Combined, these two orders enable the Air Force to purchase a total of $200 million of WESCAM products.

"We are pleased the Air Force has chosen to enhance its mission portfolio with L-3's leading EO/IR and designating solutions," said John Dehne, president of L-3 WESCAM. "This order underscores our significant presence on the Air Force's fixed-wing aircraft ISR programs."

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.

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