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L-3 Awarded Life-Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) Contract for Army Fixed-Wing Aircraft

NEW YORK, Oct 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Systems Field Support (SFS) division was awarded a competitively-bid contract from the U.S. Army to provide life-cycle contractor support (LCCS) for C-12, RC-12 and UC-35 aircraft. The five-year contract, with options, will exceed $440 million and is managed by the Army's Fixed Wing Product Management Office from PEO-Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

"L-3 SFS is pleased to be selected by the Army to provide turnkey LCCS for this critically important Army aviation program," said Ed Gloviak, president of L-3 Systems Field Support. "The success of the Army's mission is critical to national security, and this award is a testament to our 35-year history of providing the highest quality aviation maintenance and supply chain support for our customers."

The L-3 SFS operating unit in Madison, Miss., is responsible for total aircraft system maintenance, repair, modification, service, logistical support and management processes for the worldwide fleet of approximately 190 aircraft.

The C-12 and RC-12 turboprop and UC-35 jet aircraft are used by the Army, Army Reserves and the Army National Guard. These aircraft support the movement of essential cargo and personnel to support peacetime and contingency operations including transportation of key command and staff personnel.

L-3 SFS will be supported by a team that includes M1 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft Services, Sierra Industries, Cessna and Aerospace Products International.

L-3 Systems Field Support is an aerospace and defense support services contractor specializing in the delivery of integrated contractor logistics support for aircraft, ground vehicles and other defense systems. L-3 Systems Field Support is headquartered in Madison, Miss.

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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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

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