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L-3 Communications MPRI Awarded Global Peace Operations Initiative Contract

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2007--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its MPRI subsidiary, a global provider of vehicle and maritime simulation training, products and services, has been selected by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) as one of three awardees for the DOS Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) contract. This is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a period of performance of one year and four option years, with a current contract value ceiling of $200 million. Under the GPOI ID/IQ contract, the DOS will compete task orders among the three awardee contractors to provide peacekeeping support training services worldwide.

"We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract," said General (Retired) Carl E. Vuono, President and Chief Operating Officer of the L-3 Services Group. "The GPOI is a vital component of worldwide conflict prevention. It provides us the opportunity to work closely with the international community."

MPRI, an L-3 Communications company, is a leader in maritime and driver simulation technology products, services and training capabilities. MPRI's dedicated facility in the U.K. specializes in Liquid Cargo Handling Simulators products and services. More information about MPRI is available at www.mpri.com.

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, subsystems and systems. 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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    CONTACT: L-3 Communications
             Cynthia Swain, 212-697-1111
             Vice President, Corporate Communications
             or
             MPRI
             Rick Kiernan, 703-838-5490
             Vice President
             or
             FD
             Investors: Eric Boyriven, Alexandra Tramont
             Media: Evan Goetz
             212-850-5600



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