L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace Awarded $1 Billion Subcontract From Raytheon

NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 12, 2006— L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Vertex Aerospace (L-3 Vertex) subsidiary has been awarded a 10-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) subcontract to provide Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS) service for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) T-6A aircraft program. The subcontract was awarded by Raytheon Aircraft Company for a total projected value of $1 billion through 2015.

"This affirms the great relationship between L-3 Vertex, Raytheon Aircraft and the U.S. Air Force and Navy," said Dan Grafton, president of L-3 Vertex. "We are extremely proud to provide comprehensive supply support, a vital link in the T-6A primary training solution for U.S. Armed Services aviation," he concluded.

The JPATS program calls for a total of nearly 800 aircraft to be delivered through 2015, of which 283 are already in service. L-3 Vertex T-6A COMBS provides complete material inventory management and control, including the procurement, transport, storage and issue of all aircraft parts, support equipment and engines.

L-3 Vertex currently provides COMBS support for JPATS and the T-6A aircraft at six base locations, including Randolph Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Moody AFB, Ga.; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Okla.; Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla. and NAS Patuxent River, Md. Eventually, four additional bases will operate the T-6A including Columbus AFB, Miss.; Sheppard AFB, Texas; NAS Whiting Field, Fla. and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. The JPATS COMBS program is administrated from the L-3 Vertex headquarters in Madison, Miss.

L-3 Vertex has served as incumbent contractor for T-6A COMBS since the JPATS program introduction in 1996. Through separate government contracts, the company also provides all scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance for the T-6A at Moody AFB and NAS Pensacola, as well as support for other Raytheon/Beech Aircraft-built government aircraft and systems including the T-34, T-44, T-1 and C-12.

L-3 Vertex provides aviation and other aerospace technical services, primarily to government customers. The company has nearly 12,000 employees working from 300 locations worldwide. L-3 Vertex is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Integrated Systems.

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 www.L-3Com.com.


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.

L-3 Communications
Cynthia Swain, 212-697-1111
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