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AUSA Honors L-3's Michael T. Strianese with Prestigious John W. Dixon Award

NEW YORK, Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) today presented L-3 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael T. Strianese with the John W. Dixon Award at the AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Strianese received the award for the company's ongoing contributions to the U.S. armed forces and the defense industry. The award was presented at the AUSA Sustaining Member Reception and Luncheon by retired General Gordon D. Sullivan, USA, President of AUSA and former Chief of Staff of the Army and by Nicholas D. Chabraja, Chairman of the AUSA Council of Trustees. The guest speaker at the October 27 luncheon was Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"I am pleased to accept this award on behalf of the 65,000 people of L-3. Every day, our men and women focus on producing and delivering the most innovative, high-performance products and services to our nation's military, and we take great pride in our work," said Mr. Strianese. "We have hundreds of employees currently working side by side with members of our armed forces in challenging conditions, and many more who are currently serving on active duty. Our commitment to providing state-of-the-art capabilities and services to address the ever-changing needs of the warfighter is paramount and ever-present."

L-3 also supports military service people and their families through charitable contributions to the Fisher House Foundation, the Army Distaff Foundation, the George C. Marshall Foundation, TAPS, the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

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.

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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

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