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L-3 Teams With GE Aviation For KC-10 Aircraft Extension Program

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2007--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) subsidiary has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with GE Aviation for the U.S. Air Force KC-10 Aircraft Extension Program (AEP).

KC-10 AEP is a major modification to meet the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) requirements and include enhancements to the flight deck communication, navigation, and surveillance systems to ensure total interoperability in civil airspace. The upgrades will increase aircraft survivability, reliability, and net-centric operational capabilities, ensuring KC-10 functionality throughout global airspace in digital combat and commercial environments.

"The KC-10 has served America for decades," said Bob Drewes, President of L-3's Integrated Systems Group. "The L-3 and GE Aviation KC-10 partnership will bring together the needed capabilities to yield a low-risk, competitive solution and ensure that this platform will continue to accomplish its mission far into the future."

"GE Aviation is delighted to partner with L-3 Communications to provide the integrated avionics systems on the KC-10," said Dr. John Ferrie, President of Systems for GE Aviation. "We're both proven providers within the marketplace and make a strong team to supply the most advanced technology in integrated aircraft and avionics systems."

L-3 will perform systems integration at the aircraft level while GE will provide avionic-level integration. More specifically, L-3 will provide systems engineering, aircraft design, A-kit design and modification, aircraft systems integration and aircraft certification work; GE will provide integrated modular avionics for the core processing system, avionics integration including avionic sub-systems and systems integration support to the L-3 aircraft integration.

The team will submit an integrated total solution to replace aging and obsolete avionics and communications equipment, including inertial navigation, central air data computer, weather radar, autopilot, flight and engine instruments and displays, radios, cockpit voice and flight data recorders, fuel system gauges, refueling system electronics and flight engineer station controls and instruments. Training and mission planning systems will correspondingly be upgraded.

GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and components as well as integrated digital, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE Aviation also has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation.

L-3 Integrated Systems develops and integrates defense and commercial technology for U.S. and allied customers worldwide. Headquartered in Greenville, Texas, L-3 IS has more than five decades of experience in the development of complex intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; command and control; and secure communications. It is recognized internationally as a systems integration organization specializing in the modernization and maintenance of aircraft of all sizes. It is a leader in advanced technologies for signal processing, electronic countermeasures, sensor development and aircraft self-protection. Systems provided or maintained by L-3 IS help protect military and civilian personnel, bases, assets and national borders throughout the world.

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, C(3)ISR (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.


Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "could" and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company's Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-looking Statements included in the company's recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    CONTACT: L-3 Integrated Systems
             Jason Decker, 903-457-4402
             GE Aviation
             Jennifer Villarreal, 616-241-8643
             Eric Boyriven, Alexandra Tramont
             Evan Goetz

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