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L-3 Selected to Provide Enhanced Displays for Apache Helicopter

NEW YORK, Aug 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Display Systems unit has received a competitively-awarded firm-fixed price contract from Lockheed Martin to develop a new 5-x-5-inch color Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display (AMLCD) assembly for the U.S. Army's AH-64D Apache helicopter. L-3 has extensive experience supporting the Apache platform, with over 1,000 display systems delivered to Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army.

L-3's new color AMLCD assembly will be a direct replacement for the current monochromatic display unit, and will be used to enhance the Apache's target acquisition and night vision sensor display capabilities. It provides one of the highest resolution display systems available on U.S. military platforms, resulting in greatly enhanced target detection and recognition for Apache pilots during day or night operations.

"We are honored to have earned this opportunity to extend our outstanding relationship with Lockheed Martin on the AH-64D Apache program. Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have shown great confidence in our ability to develop this complex system upgrade for our warfighters and meet all program requirements on time and on budget," said Bruce Coffey, president of L-3 Display Systems. "L-3 is a leader in providing high-performance display systems, processing and avionics subsystem integration solutions for demanding environments, and we look forward to providing our most advanced display technology for the Apache helicopter."

L-3 Display Systems, located in Alpharetta, Ga., specializes in the design, development and manufacture of ruggedized display and processing systems for the world's most advanced applications. The company offers a wide variety of displays and processors to meet a host of system architectures for airborne, shipboard and ground-based applications. To learn more about L-3 Display Systems, please visit the company's website at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 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.

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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