L-3 Communications to build weapon systems simulator for Air Force

NEW YORK, 18 August 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its SYColeman Corp. subsidiary has been selected as a principal contractor on the MNGG Advance Simulation Technology (MAST) program, a 10-year time and materials contract for weapon systems simulation support to the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/MN) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

Aug 18th, 2005

NEW YORK, 18 August 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its SYColeman Corp. subsidiary has been selected as a principal contractor on the MNGG Advance Simulation Technology (MAST) program, a 10-year time and materials contract for weapon systems simulation support to the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/MN) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

The contract is for a base period through July 2006, and with nine one-year options, has a potential value of $49.7 million if all options are exercised.

SYColeman will support the AFRL/MN by providing simulation capabilities for the next generation of weapon concepts, and developing leading-edge digital simulation tools and hardware-in-the-loop technology for use at Eglin Air Force Base and for transition to other U.S. government facilities.

"Our selection for this contract emphasizes the quality and expertise of our employees," said Jerry Bates, president of SYColeman. "It permits us to provide specialized and technical services to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, while expanding our engineering and simulation capabilities and solidifies the SYColeman corporate strategic vision, as well as our ongoing commitment to supporting our nation's armed forces."

SYColeman, based in Arlington, Va., is a recognized industry leader providing a wide range of services support and products to the federal government in the United States and overseas. The SYColeman primary business areas include program management, information technology services, systems engineering, operational support to warfighters, strategic planning and communications, and integrated security solutions.

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 and is a merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products. Its customers include the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies, and aerospace prime contractors. For more information, see www.L-3Com.com.

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