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L-3 Receives NSA Certification for unityCP(TM) Cryptographic Engine

Enables High Speed, Crypto Modern Voice and Data Communication and Key Management for the Global Information Grid

NEW YORK, Sep 04, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems-East (L-3 CS-East) division has received National Security Agency (NSA) certification for its Unified Cryptographic Processor (unityCP(TM)).

L-3's unityCP is a programmable, Type 1 cryptographic Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) that is embeddable in End Crypto Units to enable secure Airborne, Ground and Space communications. This certification validates the use of unityCP for the protection of Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) and below data traffic, while also managing cryptographic keys at multiple security levels. The unityCP programmable architecture supports legacy, as well as future cryptographic requirements, eliminating the need to completely replace equipment in order to meet Crypto Modern requirements.

"The unityCP custom ASIC will enable fixed and programmable cryptography and key management supporting multiple simultaneous algorithms at high data rates, meeting the U.S. government's Crypto Modernization Initiative requirements," said Gregory B. Roberts, President and Chief Operating Officer of L-3 CS-East. "The unityCP is radiation-hardened for space applications and is suitable for embedment applications in harsh environments. In addition, unityCP has a certified software library providing the capability to program the module for custom configurations."

L-3 Communication Systems-East, based in Camden, NJ, is a leading supplier and developer of Type 1 information assurance solutions with a broad portfolio of secure voice, data and encryption products as well as critical enabling technologies including key management and embedded encryption.

L-3 CS-East designs, develops, produces and integrates communications systems and support equipment for space, ground air and naval operations. To learn more about L-3 CS-East, please visit the division's web site at www.L-3Com.com/cs-east.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 63,000 people worldwide and is a prime system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, systems and subsystems. The company reported 2006 sales of $12.5 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's web site at www.L-3Com.com.


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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

L-3 Communications
Cynthia Swain, 212-697-1111
Vice President, Corporate Communications
L-3 Communication Systems - East
Mayling Eaves, 856-338-3574
Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
Investors: Eric Boyriven, Alexandra Tramont
Media: Evan Goetz

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