Link Simulation & Training Awarded Contract to Support Flight Training for U.S. Navy E-6 Flight Crews

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NEW YORK, NY, May 22, 2001 - L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) today announced that its Link Simulation and Training division has been awarded a $6.4 million firm-fixed-price contract by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, OK for the lease and maintenance of Boeing 737 aircraft that will be used for in-flight training of E-6 Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) flight crews.

Link will provide program management, scheduling and quality assurance services, and has contracted with AAR Aircraft Services of Oklahoma City, OK to provide the Boeing 737 aircraft leases and maintenance support. The initial award covers a period of performance from May to September 2001 and includes three annual options for Link to provide continued aircraft lease and maintenance services through September 2004, for a total potential contract value of over $50 million.

"This award represents an expansion of Link's involvement with the E-6 flight training program," said David Williams, Link Simulation and Training's vice president of training programs. "Under a separate contract, Link is supporting ground-based and in-flight training for the E-6 flight crews at Tinker Air Force Base. We look forward to providing the best training equipment and services possible for the E-6 flight crews."

The Navy's E-6 TACAMO provides airborne command, control, and communications between the National Command Authority and U.S. strategic and non-strategic forces. E-6 squadrons are based at Tinker Air Force Base, where all of the aircraft's training operations are conducted.

Link Simulation & Training is a systems integration organization that specializes in delivering and supporting training systems and equipment that enhance operational proficiency. Link's full range of services include conducting front end analysis, program design, course development and production, interactive distance learning, simulator design and production, training implementation, training evaluation, training management and field support. Link has its headquarters operation in Arlington, Tex. and other major bases of operation in Kirkwood, NY, Orlando, Fla., and Broken Arrow, Okla.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading merchant supplier of secure communications systems and products, avionics and ocean products, training products, microwave components and telemetry, instrumentation, space and wireless products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, selected U.S. government intelligence agencies, aerospace prime contractors and commercial telecommunications and cellular customers. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company’s web site at

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