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L-3 Link UK Chosen by Spring Airlines to Provide A320 Training Devices



NEW YORK, September 18, 2012 – L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its L-3 Link Simulation & Training UK (Link UK) business in Crawley, U.K., has been awarded a contract by China-based Spring Airlines to deliver two A320 Full Flight Simulators and one A320 Flat Panel Trainer.

All of the training devices, which will be built by L-3 Link UK, will be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2013 to the airline’s future training center at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

“This new, competitive win is a key milestone in L-3’s entry into the civil aircraft simulation and training arena, and highlights our growth strategy in commercial and international markets,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems Group. “In providing our next-generation flight training systems, we are supporting Spring Airlines’ expanding market position and growing schedule of domestic and international routes.”

Both A320 Full Flight Simulators will employ L-3 Link UK’s modular RealitySeven simulation architecture. Spring Airlines becomes the 13th customer worldwide for our RealitySeven simulator solution, which uses commercial-off-the-shelf technologies to reduce a trainer’s life-cycle costs. The A320 Flat Panel Trainer will support procedural training, decreasing the amount of time required in the Full Flight Simulators.

L-3 Link Simulation & Training is a world leader in providing total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military and civil aircraft platforms. L-3 Link’s innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. The company has delivered military and civil training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. L-3 Link is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Crawley, U.K. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.link.com.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms.

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