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L-3 Receives $92.4 Million Award for the U.S. Army's Battlefield Anti-Intrusion System (BAIS)

NEW YORK, Oct 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems-East (CS-East) division has been awarded a $92.4 million multi-year, firm fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the U.S. Army for its Battlefield Anti-Intrusion System (BAIS).

The BAIS is a compact, sensor-based early warning system that is used by small tactical units for force protection and situational awareness. The BAIS can be used either as a tactical stand-alone system or as a supplemental device for other security missions. To date, the U.S. Army has fielded approximately 1,800 out of a total requirement of approximately 8,200 BAIS systems.

"This award continues our legacy of developing important and innovative force protection solutions on behalf of our warfighters," said Val Snyder, president of L-3 CS-East. "We are honored to continue providing the U.S. Army with reliable, lightweight unattended ground sensor products used in both combat and logistics operations."

The scope of this effort consists of fabrication, first article testing and delivery of production systems for the BAIS program. It also includes associated program management and logistics services, such as training, publications and other materials necessary to field and maintain the system.

L-3 Communication Systems-East designs, develops, produces and integrates communication systems and encryption solutions for space, ground, air and maritime operations. The company is part of the L-3 Communication Systems Group. To learn more about L-3 CS-East, please visit the division's website at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 65,000 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.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's website at L-3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding L-3 is routinely posted on the company's website and is readily accessible.

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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

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