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L-3 Awarded DINFOS Services Contract by Department of Defense

NEW YORK, Sep 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its MPRI division has been awarded a four-year contract valued at $37 million to provide curriculum development support and public affairs instructors to the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, Maryland. This time and materials contract is a continuation of L-3's long-term support of the DINFOS public affairs mission.

Under the contract, L-3 will provide 48 full-time instructors and curriculum developers to DINFOS and will train more than 3,000 military and civilian personnel each year as journalists, broadcasters and visual communications specialists. DINFOS is the Center of Excellence for government communicators and will be incorporated into the Defense Media Activity headquarters in 2011, when it is completed as the largest media facility in the world.

"L-3 is proud to continue providing instructor and curriculum development support to DINFOS and its vital mission of providing trained communicators to all of the military services and operational forces around the world," said John Craddock, president of L-3 MPRI. "We look forward to sustaining this relationship with DINFOS as it communicates the messages and images of freedom that are the hallmark of our national security goals and objectives around the world."

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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