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L-3 Appoints Todd W. Gautier President of Precision Engagement Sector

NEW YORK, May 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that Todd W. Gautier will lead its Precision Engagement Sector. In this newly created position, Mr. Gautier will report to James W. Dunn, senior vice president and president of L-3's Sensors and Simulation Group. L-3's Precision Engagement Sector provides a wide range of products and services including unmanned systems, global positioning systems and inertial navigation systems and ordnance systems.

"Todd's proven performance at business capture, improving organizational efficiencies and increasing intercompany collaboration will serve this business well," said Mr. Dunn. "We are looking forward to his increased contributions as we continue to execute on our growth strategy."

Mr. Gautier has more than 20 years of defense and aerospace leadership and program management experience. He joined L-3 in 2001 and most recently served as the vice president of business development for the Sensors and Simulation Group, where he led the company's corporate strategic entrance into the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market.

Mr. Gautier served in the U.S. Navy as a Strike/Fighter Pilot, where he held a variety of operational and instructional positions. After leaving the Navy in 2000, he flew for United Airlines and served as vice president of Naval Programs for BGI, LLC until joining L-3. Mr. Gautier is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Formed in 2010 from the company's BAI and Geneva Aerospace units, L-3's Unmanned Systems division oversees several Department of Defense programs of record, including the U.S. Special Operations Command Expeditionary UAS program, as well as L-3's platform and systems development work, featuring the Mobius(TM), Viking and Cutlass families of UAS. This group will also include a broad portfolio of unmanned systems currently in technology development and a service and support organization.

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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