L-3 builds microwave tubes for AMRAAM missiles

SAN CARLOS, Calif., 29 July 2005. L-3 Communications Electron Devices announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Raytheon Missile Systems Division, based in Tucson, Ariz., for the fourth release of a six-year requirements contract to supply all traveling wave tubes used in the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

Jul 29th, 2005

SAN CARLOS, Calif., 29 July 2005. L-3 Communications Electron Devices announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Raytheon Missile Systems Division, based in Tucson, Ariz., for the fourth release of a six-year requirements contract to supply all traveling wave tubes used in the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

Under the terms of the overall contract, L-3 Electron Devices could deliver over 3,000 tubes to Raytheon. Deliveries for this latest order will begin in early 2006 and run through mid-2007.

L-3 Electron Devices' traveling wave tubes are used in the active seeker of the AMRAAM missile. The missile is used extensively by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and more than 20 countries, and is the preeminent beyond-visual-range active radar missile in terms of accuracy and effectiveness.

"Raytheon's AIM-120 AMRAAM missile is the world's most capable and widely used medium-range missile," said Jim Benham, president of L-3 Electron Devices. "We have been a supplier of these tubes to the AMRAAM program under previous contracts, and this award permits us to continue to deliver to this important weapons system."

L-3 Electron Devices is a worldwide supplier of microwave power devices to all major prime contractors on key military programs, including missile seekers, aircraft navigation and landing systems, airborne and ground radars and electronic warfare and communications systems. The company also supplies transmitter tubes to the broadcast television industry. L-3 Electron Devices has offices in San Carlos, Calif., and Williamsport, Pa. For more information, see www.L-3Com.com/edd.

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 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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