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L-3 Communications Selected by Mexico City International Airport to Provide Explosives Detection Systems and Conventional Checkpoint X-ray Scanners.

Explosives detection system and checkpoint X-ray scanners will boost security in Latin America's most important airport

NEW YORK -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has delivered 14 eXaminer 3DX[R] explosives detection systems, two networked eXaminer explosives detection system (NEDS), and 23 PX-M checkpoint X-ray systems to Mexico City International Airport (AICM) as part of its airport expansion program. This comprehensive range of checkpoint security and explosives detection equipment is being deployed in the airport's newly renovated terminals one and two.

"The addition of L-3's checked baggage screening technology to AICM is an important step in Latin America's compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandated aviation security upgrades," said Thomas Ripp, President of L-3 Security and Detection Systems. "Serving more than 24 million travelers every year, Mexico City International is the most heavily traveled airport in Latin America. In supplying the airport with leading-edge threat detection technology, we are adding a necessary layer of security to the region's aviation infrastructure."

L-3's eXaminer 3DX explosives detection system, certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), uses multi-slice CT imaging technology to provide full 3D imaging for rapid, accurate object scanning and threat detection. The networked configuration, or NEDS, will enable multiple eXaminer scanners, scanners, baggage viewing systems, and search workstations to be linked over a secure network.

The PX-M checkpoint X-ray screening system delivers the highest resolution available in any X-ray baggage screening system of its kind; AICM will use the PX-Ms to screen medium-sized carryon baggage for threats.

The ICAO has mandated that airports within its member countries perform 100-percent checked-baggage screening for explosives. In addition to providing comprehensive checked-baggage screening systems to AICM, L-3 recently deployed automated explosives detection technology in Mexico's nine Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) group airports to help them meet the ICAO mandate.

With a broad range of systems and technology, and an installed base of more than 18,000 systems worldwide, L-3 Security and Detection Systems offers screening technologies for numerous security applications that include: (1) aviation systems for hold baggage explosives detection, oversized baggage, and checkpoint screening; (2) cargo and air freight screening; (3) port and border inspection; and (4) facility protection. L-3 Security and Detection Systems' customer base includes major airlines, airports, numerous government agencies around the world (including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Federal Protective Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Agriculture), and international authorities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. To learn more about L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems, please visit the company's website at

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, 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


Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar expressions 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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