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L-3 Communications' Link Simulation and Training Division Selected to Support the U.S. Air Force's Simulation and Analysis Facility.

FARNBOROUGH, England -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation and Training (Link) division has been awarded one of three indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts by the U.S. Air Force to support the service's Simulation and Analysis Facility (SIMAF) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Program contract value could grow to $31.5 million over a projected five-year period of performance, during which time Link will be responsible for providing system hardware and software support, as well as facility operation and maintenance.

Link also is a subcontractor to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, which won a contract to support other functional areas of the SIMAF. Link's work under this subcontract will initially focus on providing software development for constructive and virtual simulation task orders, and could grow to $9.2 million over five years.

"Link Simulation and Training looks forward to continuing our support of the Simulation and Analysis Facility's demonstration and assessment of emerging and modified weapon systems that can enhance our warfighters' mission effectiveness," said David Williams, vice president of Training Services at Link. "Our experienced team looks forward to supporting this important weapon systems acquisition evaluation process."

The SIMAF provides an integrated modeling, simulation and analysis capability - which includes virtual, distributed and constructive simulations - to rapidly evaluate network-enabled warfighting capabilities, current and future weapon systems, strategies, concepts of operations, tactics, emerging technologies and human system interfaces. As a result of this research, U.S. Air Force decision makers are able to increase mission effectiveness, accelerate acquisition, mitigate risk and reduce total operating costs of future weapon systems.

Link is a systems integration organization that delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. Link's services include conducting front-end analysis, program design, simulator design and production and field support. 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 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, intelligence systems, 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 US 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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