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L-3 Selected for Air Force Weapon Systems Support Contract

NEW YORK, Aug 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) today announced it has been selected as a prime contractor for a U.S. Air Force weapons systems support contract with a maximum value of $6.9 billion.

The company was one of 12 prime contractors selected for contracts for the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) program known as the Future, Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (F(2)AST). L-3 will compete for task orders and delivery orders under the F(2)AST program.

L-3 will provide modifications, development, repairs, and limited, critical or contingency spares for all Air Force-managed weapons systems. Requirements include Air Force Special Operations Forces (SOF) weapons systems and may also include Foreign Military Sales (FMS) platforms and systems.

"Winning as a prime contractor for F(2)AST demonstrates the cumulative strength of L-3 Integrated Systems to provide broad domain aerospace engineering expertise, aircraft modification and logistics support capabilities to our military customers," said Alison Hartley, senior vice president of business development for L-3 Integrated Systems.

L-3 Integrated Systems will manage the program through its L-3 TCS subsidiary in Warner-Robins, Ga., and includes the capabilities of its major aircraft modification centers in Crestview, Fla., and Waco, Texas. The contract also gives U.S. Air Force customers access to the full breadth of L-3's capabilities and critical subcontractors via F(2)AST.

"L-3's experience and the high confidence that its Air Force and Special Operations community customers have in providing quick-reaction, weapons system support was an important part of the selection process," said Ed Gloviak, senior vice president of special programs and services for L-3 Integrated Systems. "Fast and flexible, yet impeccable technical ability is what we deliver."

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Group 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 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime 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, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.

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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

L-3 Integrated Systems
Lance Martin, 254-867-7001
Manager, Public Relations

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