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L-3 Wins Role in U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe Center Contract

NEW YORK, Oct 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its STRATIS division has been selected as one of the five prime contractors to win the Volpe Transportation Information Project Support (V-TRIPS) contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe Center. The total estimated value of this five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract is $234 million.

The L-3 STRATIS team will now compete for task orders to perform a wide range of services in support of the Volpe Center's mission to improve transportation systems in the U.S. The work to be performed includes the development, deployment and sustainment of innovative, cost-effective information technology, as well as project management systems and services.

"We have the honor of furthering this relationship and competing for the work that will support this organization's important goals. Since 1987 we have enjoyed a continuous partnership with the Volpe Center," said Les Rose, president of L-3 STRATIS. "Now, with our selection as one of the primes on this contract, we look forward to helping the Volpe Center team serve its customers in enhancing the quality and safety of transportation in the U.S. and supporting a variety of other transportation logistics enterprises."

Founded in 1970 and located in Cambridge, Mass., the Volpe Center is a global leader in multimodal transportation innovation and is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). The Volpe Center's work is performed for the U.S. DOT and other federal, state, local and international agencies and entities.

L-3 STRATIS is among the largest divisions of L-3 Communications. Headquartered in Reston, Va., STRATIS has 5,000 employees serving customers across the globe. They deliver specialized services, advanced technology and world-class project management solutions in support of intelligence and enterprise information technology solutions for government and commercial entities. For more information, please visit the division's website at

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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