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L-3 Receives Order for Eight Additional C-27J JCA

NEW YORK, Jul 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), the prime contractor for the U.S. Army and Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program, announced today the fiscal year 2010 order from the JCA Joint Program Office for eight C-27J JCA aircraft. This order, with a value of more than $200 million, brings the current contract total to 21 aircraft.

The eight aircraft are scheduled for delivery in series between July 2012 and April 2013. Each of the aircraft ordered includes the specialized equipment needed to support medical evacuation, troop movement and air drop missions.

"Our team is pleased to continue delivering these aircraft to the warfighters who need this great capability," said James Burkhardt, president of L-3's Platform Integration division. "The C-27J JCA continues to perform well during the first several training classes and the ongoing Multi-service Operational Test and Evaluation."

L-3 leads an industry team that includes aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aeronautica, Rolls Royce, Honeywell and Dowty. Four aircraft have been delivered since the original contract award in 2007.

L-3 Platform Integration provides complex aircraft integration services for military, commercial and OEM customers, including serving as prime contractor for the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft. It has operations at Waco, Texas; Crestview, Fla.; Warner-Robins, Ga.; and Tulsa, Okla.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.

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SOURCE: L-3 Communications

L-3 Integrated Systems
Lance Martin, 254-867-7001
Manager, Public Relations