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L-3 Awarded $500 Million Contract from U.S. Special Operations Command

L-3 GCS to supply SATCOM terminals for worldwide connectivity

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 10, 2012-- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its L-3 GCS subsidiary has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop and manufacture Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems. The program, known as Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Family of Terminals (SDN-Lite FoT), will provide tactically deployed Special Operations Forces (SOF) users with worldwide communications connectivity. The total contract value is up to $500 million over the next five years.

“L-3 GCS is honored to have been selected for this program, which represents new business for our unit and highlights the priority our customer has placed on SATCOM equipment. We look forward to a continued productive partnership with USSOCOM, ensuring its deployed users are equipped with the best possible communication systems,” said Bob Jacobson, president of L-3 GCS. “L-3 GCS will begin delivering tri-band Hawkeye III Lite 1.2-meter terminals and quad-band 2.0-meter terminals later this year, and we are currently ramping up our engineering and production capabilities to meet our customers’ objectives.”

Located in Victor, N.Y., L-3 GCS is a leading provider of satellite communications (SATCOM) systems that integrate data, broadband Internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video and computer networking. These rugged, easily deployed systems are utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, as well as federal agencies and commercial sector customers. To learn more about L-3 GCS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/gcs.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 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 2011 sales of $15.2 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com. 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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