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L-3 Awarded $18.8 Million Contract to Build F-16 Trainer for Hellenic Air Force

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2007--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has been awarded an $18.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center to build an F-16C Block 52+ Aircrew Training Device (ATD) for the Hellenic Air Force (HAF). As currently planned, L-3 will deliver the F-16C Block 52+ ATD to the HAF in 2009.

"We are very pleased to continue our 20-year working relationship with the Hellenic Air Force on F-16 simulation programs," said John McNellis, President of Link Simulation and Training. "This simulator, when integrated with the F-16 ATD that L-3 Link delivered in 2005, will represent the first time that any country outside the United States has been able to conduct long haul networked exercises between F-16 high fidelity training devices."

The F-16C Block 52+ ATD, which will incorporate advanced simulation technologies, will enable HAF pilots to conduct simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground combat exercises. During simulation exercises HAF F-16 pilots will be able to acquire and identify targets and accurately deliver a wide range of ordnance. The trainer also will allow pilots to practice takeoffs and landings, aerial in-flight refueling, low-level flight and emergency procedures. These training exercises, which will occur within a virtual, geo-specific database, can be impacted by a variety of simulated weather conditions.

HAF F-16 pilots will view out-the-window visual imagery on the trainer's nine-panel SimuSphere(TM) visual display that provides a 360 degree field-of-view. L-3's SimuView(TM) personal computer image generation system will power and correlate both out-the-window and cockpit sensor display imagery.

Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. L-3 Link's current services include conducting front-end analysis, program design, simulator design, production and field support, and aircraft logistics support. L-3 Link has major operations in Arlington, TX, and other key bases of operation in Binghamton, NY; Orlando, FL; Broken Arrow, OK and Phoenix, AZ.

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.

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    CONTACT: L-3 Communications
             Cynthia Swain, 212-697-1111
             Vice President, Corporate Communications
             Link Simulation & Training
             Rick Oyler, 817-619-3536
             Investors: Eric Boyriven, Alexandra Tramont
             Media Contacts: Evan Goetz

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