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L-3 Communications Awarded Contract to Supply Microwave Tubes for AMRAAM Missile Program.

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L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Electron Devices division has been awarded a $6.9 million contract from Raytheon Missile Systems Division, based in Tucson, AZ, for the first release of a six-year requirements contract to supply all traveling wave tubes used in the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

Under the terms of the contract, L-3 Communications could deliver over 3,000 tubes to Raytheon. Deliveries will begin in 2003 and run through 2008.

Electron Devices' traveling wave tubes are used in the active seeker of the AMRAAM missile. The missile is used extensively by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and more than 20 countries, and is the preeminent beyond-visual-range active radar missile in terms of accuracy and effectiveness.

"Raytheon's AIM-120 AMRAAM missile is the world's most capable and widely used medium-range missile," said Jim Benham, president of L-3 Electron Devices. "We have been a supplier of these tubes to the AMRAAM program under previous contracts and this award permits us to continue to deliver to this important weapons system."

L-3 Communications Electron Devices division, located in San Carlos, CA, designs and manufactures microwave tubes and systems for use in radar, communications, instrumentation, electronic countermeasures, and missile systems.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading merchant supplier of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and products, secure communications systems and products, avionics and ocean products, training devices and services, microwave components and telemetry, instrumentation, space and navigation products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies, aerospace prime contractors and commercial telecommunications and wireless customers.

To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company's web site at

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Date:May 1, 2003
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