L-3 MAS: Celebrating 30 Years of Success

Specialised Aerospace and Defence Company Is Proud to Celebrate Important Milestone

MIRABEL, QC, Nov. 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - L-3 MAS celebrated recently "30 Years of Success," an important milestone in its history. Hundreds of employees, retirees and customers attended events organized by the company in this honour.

The company, originally known as Canadair Defence Services, was formed in October 1986 upon winning the Government of Canada's long-term maintenance contract for the CF-18 Hornet. After later being acquired by Bombardier and then sold to L-3 in 2003, the company now operates under the name L-3 MAS.

During its many years of existence, the company has differentiated itself from its competitors by expanding its range of services and becoming the leading In-Service Support (ISS) integrator in Canada. The business has also been recognized worldwide for its competencies in repair and maintenance of F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets. The strength of the Quebec aeronautical engineering community has contributed to its ability to develop innovative solutions, both for Canada's Department of National Defence and for international F/A-18 operators. Its customers include Australia, Switzerland, Finland, Spain and the United States.

"These achievements were made possible by a historic decision by the Government of Canada to purchase the data rights of the CF-18 fighter jet aircraft," said Jacques Comtois, vice president and general manager of L-3 MAS. "This initiative not only allowed us to develop our competencies and solve structural problems encountered on the Canadian CF-18 fleet with innovative solutions, but to export our knowledge to other operators and expand our service offerings to capture new markets. Today, we are proud to be the premier ISS integrator in Canada and to offer a full line of products and services, including engineering, integration of special-mission equipment, component repair and overhaul, fleet management, prototyping and testing, and technical publications. Over time, we have won major ISS contracts on fleets of  CC-150 Polaris tanker aircraft, CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters, CT-114 Tutor trainer aircraft and CH-147F Chinook transport helicopters. I am especially proud to work with a team of passionate and engaged employees, who have served our customers well with a focus on quality, dedication and service, allowing us to obtain these significant contracts."

L-3 MAS is a Mirabel company active in the aeronautics and defence industries for more than 30 years. It employs more than 700 people across Canada.

About L-3 MAS
L-3 MAS, a division of L-3's Aerospace Systems business segment, is Canada's premier In-Service Support (ISS) integrator. L-3 MAS delivers innovative and integrated solutions, spanning fleet and life-cycle management, Electronic Information Environment (EIE) applications, systems engineering, maintenance, material management, publications and data management, and the full spectrum of ISS solutions, to maximize customer platform effectiveness. L-3 MAS also offers turnkey solutions for the design, prototyping, manufacture, repair and overhaul, and certification of aerospace components. The company is headquartered in Mirabel, Quebec, and employs 700 people at operating centres across Canada. To learn more about L-3 MAS, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com/mas.

About L-3
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
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," "will," "could" 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.



Image with caption: "Logo: L-3 MAS (CNW Group/L-3 MAS)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161104_C6269_PHOTO_EN_811143.jpg

For further information: Marie-France Guillette, L-3 MAS, 450-476-6288, marie-france.guillette@L-3com.com


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