TSA orders explosive detection systems from L-3

NEW YORK, 31 May 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its Security & Detection Systems subsidiary has received an order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional eXaminer 3DX explosives detection systems (EDS).

NEW YORK, 31 May 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its Security & Detection Systems subsidiary has received an order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional eXaminer 3DX explosives detection systems (EDS).

This latest order, valued at more than $28 million, brings to 70 the total number of eXaminers ordered by the TSA in 2005. There are currently more than 530 L-3 eXaminer EDS deployed throughout the world.

This TSA order follows recent purchases of eXaminers by international airports in Korea and Japan.

L-3 has recently introduced a number of industry-leading advancements to the eXaminer that set it apart from competing systems, including:
-- Additional operational features that improve the overall efficiency of in-line systems; and
-- Networking capabilities that allow images from multiple machines to be evaluated by multiple operators over a secure network.

"L-3 continues to work closely with the TSA, airports, and airlines to provide them with EDS that meet their challenging needs for high throughput and more effective threat detection," said Allen Barber, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. "This latest order from the TSA indicates an ongoing confidence in the eXaminer EDS."

With a broad range of systems and technology, and an installed base of more than 18,000 systems worldwide, L-3 Security & Detection Systems offers screening technologies for numerous security applications that include: (1) aviation systems for hold baggage explosives detection, oversized baggage, and checkpoint screening; (2) cargo and air freight screening; (3) port and border inspection; and (4) facility protection.

L-3 Security & Detection Systems' customer base includes major airlines, airports, numerous government agencies around the world (including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Federal Protective Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Agriculture), and international authorities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, see www.L-3com.com/xray.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and products, 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 Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors. For more information, see www.L-3Com.com.

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