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L-3 Awarded Cyber Operations Services Contract by U.S. Air Forces Central Command

NEW YORK, Apr 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its STRATIS division has been awarded a five-year contract valued at $152 million to provide information technology and cyber operations support to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT). This firm-fixed-price, time and materials contract with a period of performance from 2010 to 2015 is a continuation of L-3's long-term support of USAFCENT's mission critical cyber operations.

Under the contract, L-3 will expand its cyber-focused support for the network operations of USAFCENT and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) at key locations and will provide fully credentialed cyber operators to manage, monitor and defend these systems against malicious attacks. L-3 will also provide network and help desk support, information assurance, web development, project management, administrative services, logistics support, configuration management, and global command and control services under this contract.

"L-3 is proud to continue providing cyber support and services to USAFCENT's Network Operations and Security Center," said Les Rose, president of L-3 STRATIS. "We look forward to maintaining the operational stability and security of their sophisticated infrastructure and will continue to help ensure their systems remain current and at the highest operational status to meet the demands of their ever-evolving operational needs."

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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