L-3 and DCS to design Navy aircraft weapons

NEW YORK, 18 May 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its Government Services, Inc. (L-3 GSI) subsidiary has been chosen as the principal subcontractor on a 5-year contract recently awarded to DCS Corp. by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, Calif.

NEW YORK, 18 May 2005. L-3 Communications announced today that its Government Services, Inc. (L-3 GSI) subsidiary has been chosen as the principal subcontractor on a 5-year contract recently awarded to DCS Corp. by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake, Calif.

L-3 GSI will be providing engineering support for Navy aircraft weapon systems. This contract is valued at $45.5 million, assuming all options are exercised. In addition to DCS and L-3 GSI, the team for this project includes New Directions Technologies, Inc. Work began on the contract on April 1, 2005.

"We are very pleased to be selected, as part of the DCS Team, to provide support to the critical initiatives at the Naval Air Warfare Center," said Joe Saponaro, president of L-3 GSI. "This win will also help ensure our continued presence at China Lake for future contracts in that region."

The DCS Team will provide technical support services to present and future NAWCWD aircraft integrated product teams (IPTs) and weapons system software facilities, including integration of weapons, avionics, sensors and system hardware and software; software engineering and development for aircraft computers, avionics, targeting systems, weapon systems, and mission/systems support equipment; IPT program-level support; design, construction, and integration of simulation labs and trainers; aircraft modification; and aircraft test instrument design, development, installation, maintenance, service, set-up, and operation.

L-3 GSI, based in Chantilly, Va., is a recognized industry leader providing a wide range of technology-based services, support and products to federal, state and local governments and to the private sector. L-3 GSI's primary business areas include program management, training and simulation, information technology services, systems engineering, integrated security solutions, and intelligence community services.

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.

DCS Corp. provides best-value technical products and services to industry and government. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., DCS has offices located throughout the continental U.S. For more information, see www.dcscorp.com.

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