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L-3 Awarded U.S. Navy, Air Force C-12 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Contracts

NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Systems Field Support (SFS) division has been awarded contracts with a total potential value of more than $300 million over five years from the U.S. Navy (USN) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide full Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for their respective fleets of C-12 aircraft.

Under the initial contracts valued at $32.9 million, L-3 will provide for the life-cycle support and maintenance of the USN and USAF fleets of C-12 aircraft, their systems, subsystems and support equipment anywhere in the world.

"L-3 Systems Field Support is thrilled that the Navy and Air Force have selected us to continue providing CLS for their fleets of C-12 aircraft," said Gordon Walsh, acting president of L-3 SFS. "We firmly believe that this award is a testament to the trust and confidence that we've earned through a decade of outstanding performance."

USN and USAF C-12 aircraft operate from worldwide locations to provide operational support for rapid, time-sensitive or high-priority movement of personnel and cargo, training pilots, and/or testing assets where needed. The C-12 support roles include range clearance, courier flights, medical evacuation and humanitarian rescue or assistance.

In 2010, L-3 SFS was awarded a five-year, $440 million contract for Life-Cycle Contractor Support of C-12, RC-12 and UC-35 aircraft operated by the U.S. Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard.

The L-3 SFS operating unit in Madison, Miss. has been providing maintenance and logistics support to USN and USAF C-12 aircraft and their associated support equipment for over 30 years. This contract effort encompasses full maintenance and logistics support for 65 Navy C-12 aircraft assigned worldwide at 21 locations, and 28 Air Force C-12 aircraft assigned worldwide at 19 locations.

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 63,000 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 2010 sales of $15.7 billion.

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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

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