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L-3 Communications Awarded $36 Million from the U.S. Army to Provide Software Engineering Support for Satellite Communications Systems.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2004

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today its ILEX Systems business unit has been awarded a task order from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronic Command (CECOM) to continue providing satellite communications (SATCOM) software engineering support to the CECOM Software Engineering Center (SEC). L-3 anticipates this award to be 5 years in duration, with a total potential value to the company in excess of $36 million. The Systems Engineering Services Division of Ilex Systems (L-3 ILEX SESD) will perform this work.

L-3 ILEX SESD will provide software engineering for the entire life cycle of assigned CECOM SATCOM systems, from concept exploration to support of fielded systems. During the acquisition/development phase of a SATCOM system, L-3 ILEX SESD will provide engineering services to include software requirements analysis and management, analysis of technical documentation and processes, participation in technical reviews, code analysis, evaluation of test plans, field exercise support, and system/integration test support. L-3 ILEX SESD will design, code, test, distribute, and install software enhancements and corrections for SATCOM systems throughout the remainder of the system's life cycle.

L-3 ILEX SESD is based in Shrewsbury, NJ at Fort Monmouth, with major operations in Sierra Vista, AZ (Fort Huachuca), and field service offices at over twenty sites worldwide including Korea, Germany, Hawaii, Fort Bragg, Fort Stewart, Fort Drum, Fort Hood, Fort Gordon, Fort Belvoir, Fort Lewis, Fort Campbell, Hunter Army Airfield, and deployment sites such as Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to software support of SATCOM systems, L-3 ILEX SESD provides systems/software engineering support in the development, integration, maintenance and testing of intelligence fusion, surveillance, electronic warfare, sensor, tactical communications, command and control, simulation, and training systems. L-3 ILEX SESD is also highly experienced in the Joint interoperability of military communications and in applying centralized, distributed and client-server architectures to real-time, high-volume transaction processing requirements.

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 and is a merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products. 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


Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release 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.
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