L-3 Awarded United Kingdom C-130 Contract

    NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - L-3 Communications (NYSE:   LLL) announced today
that its SPAR subsidiary has been awarded an $18 million contract by the U.K.
Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force to perform outer wing replacements on
three C-130K aircraft. This win reflects L-3's commitment and increasing
presence in the U.K. as a major supplier to the MoD.
    "We are pleased that the MoD and Royal Air Force have entrusted us with
this C-130 outer wing program," said Sylvain Bédard, president of L-3 SPAR.
"We have developed innovative and unique wing improvement programs for the
Canadian C-130 fleet for over 40 years, and this award is a reflection of our
market leadership in C-130 life extension programs."
    The outer wing refurbishment contract commenced this month at L-3 SPAR's
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada facility. The wings are being reconditioned to meet
the Royal Air Force's Hercules Outer Wing Replacement Plan.
    "The provision of outer wings will extend the life of a number of
essential operational aircraft to meet their planned out-of-service date,"
said Group Captain Mark Hobbs, Hercules Integrated Project team leader. "L-3
SPAR offered us the opportunity to provide this war-winning capability in a
cost-effective manner. I am pleased that L-3 SPAR has demonstrated their
undoubted ability to perform this essential task for the MoD."
    L-3 has broad C-130 capabilities to include structural modifications,
avionics updates and aging fleet management in its C-130 Center of Excellence.
The C-130 Center was implemented to harness engineering, manufacturing, and
service capabilities across L-3 divisions, offering maximum value and
unsurpassed experience to C-130 customers worldwide.
    Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000
people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and
maintenance, C(3)ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also
a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The
company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.
    To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at

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For further information: Lyne Lortie, Director, Communications and
Public Relations, L-3 Communications MAS, Telephone: (450) 476-4435

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