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EDO to Provide ESM System for Korean P-3 Program.

NEW YORK -- EDO Corporation (NYSE: EDO) has been selected by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems to provide its ALR-95 tactical radar Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and surveillance system for eight P-3 aircraft being procured by the Republic of Korea Navy. The contract is valued at more than $10 million with deliveries beginning in early 2007.

The ALR-95 is a state-of-the-art maritime-patrol ESM system that enhances the aircraft's survivability by detecting, identifying, and locating hostile radar signals early and efficiently. With this information, the aircrew is able to react to the threat.

"Early, accurate threat identification is essential for an effective defensive response," said James M. Smith, EDO's chief executive officer. "The selection of EDO's ALR-95 system for the Korean program underscores our strong position in providing airborne ESM systems for the P-3 community."

The P-3, first put into service in the early 1960s, continues to be the primary maritime patrol aircraft not only for the U.S. Navy but also for many international armed forces. The ALR-95 is currently operational on U.S. Navy P-3 Anti-submarine Improvement Program, or AIP, aircraft.

EDO Corporation designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for the defense industry and commercial markets, and provides related engineering and professional services.

Major product groups include: Defense Electronics, Communications, Aircraft Armament Systems, Undersea Warfare, and Integrated Composite Structures. EDO's advanced systems are at the core of the transformation to lighter, faster, and smarter defense capabilities.

EDO ( was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in New York City. The company employs 2,800 people and had revenues of $536 million in 2004.

L-3 IS is recognized internationally as a system integration organization specializing in the modernization and maintenance of aircraft of all sizes, and the study, design, development, and integration of special mission systems for military and commercial applications. The company has modified more than 15,000 different aircraft of more than 125 types. Headquartered in Greenville, Texas, L-3 IS operates from multiple sites in Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Virginia, Maryland, Alabama and Australia.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) 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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Date:Nov 17, 2005
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