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L-3 BT Fuze Products Receives $22 Million 105mm Ammunition Contract from the U.S. Army

NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2007 – L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its BT Fuze Products (L-3 BT Fuze) division has been selected by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) to produce 105mm M1040 Canister Cartridges under a $22 million firm-fixed-price contract. The multi-year contract consists of one base year and four option year awards and work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2011.

The award of the M1040 contract complements the M393A3 HEP-T 105mm and M467A1 TP-T 105mm cartridge work currently underway by L-3 BT Fuze for the U.S. Army. With the addition of the M1040 Canister round, L-3 BT Fuze has further secured its position as a provider of Large Caliber ammunition in support of the Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) and the U.S. Army's Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS).

“This is a major award for our division, further expanding our product portfolio and helping us diversify beyond our traditional role as an ammunition fuzing provider,” said Joe Homko, President of L-3 BT Fuze.

The M1040 is an anti-personnel round that will provide the Stryker MGS with the capability to effectively provide rapid, lethal fire against massed assaulting infantry at close range. The M1040 Canister round has received type classification and material release.

L-3 BT Fuze is an ordnance systems manager, a premier designer and a manufacturer of fuzing for the U.S. and its allies, providing a broad array of electronic time, point-detonating and self-destruct fuzes. Additionally, L-3 BT Fuze assists its international allies with plant design for their in-country armament infrastructure.

To learn more about L-3 BT Fuze Products, please visit the company's web site at btfuze.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.

To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company's web site at


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    CONTACT: L-3 Communications
             Cynthia Swain, 212-697-1111
             Vice President, Corporate Communications
             Financial Dynamics
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             Evan Goetz, 212-850-5600

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