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L-3 Communication's IEC Awarded Contract with Raytheon for Common Air Launched Navigation System (CALNS)

ANAHEIM, CA - March 20, 2002 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation (NYSE:LLL), announced it has been awarded a contract with Raytheon Missile and Space Division to design and develop a Common Air Launched Navigation System (CALNS). The contract also includes production options of approximately 3000 units. Full production of the CALNS is to be under way by late 2005. Under the terms of the contract, IEC will supply its TruTrakTM GPS receiver, Micro Sciras Integrated Measurement Unit (IMU) and a power supply to be combined into a small, tightly coupled navigation unit. The CALNS is designed to meet specifications for a variety of multiple air-launch platforms.

The TruTrak receiver features IEC's compact XFACTOR SAASM module, a highly integrated package that receives and manages the GPS satellite signals, requiring only antenna/pre-amplifier and navigation functions externally.

IEC's Micro Sciras MEMS-based IMUs can withstand the shock of 15,500 Gs when being fired from a 155-mm gun and provide three axis rate and acceleration data to guide a munition to its target. The micro IMU is designed for use in all systems requiring tactical-grade performance, including guided munitions, missiles, and GPS-aided navigation systems.

Editor's Notes
The IEC TruTrak module incorporates the latest SAASM technology to provide enhanced GPS security. SAASM is a tamper-resistant, multi-chip module that, when incorporated into a GPS receiver, gives authorized users access to the Department of Defense GPS Precise Positioning Service signal which is more robust than commercially available GPS signals. The IEC SAASM is fully qualified by the GPS Joint Program Office. The SAASM module is combined with the radio frequency (RF) down converter and I/O logic to form the complete GPS receiver.

About Interstate Electronics Corporation and L-3 Communications:

Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation (NYSE: LLL), is an engineering design, development and manufacturing company serving aerospace and defense markets. As an industry leader in military Global Positioning Systems (GPS), IEC provides GPS technology for a variety of platforms including booster rockets, cruise missiles, precision guided weapons and handheld applications. For both military and industrial applications, IEC designs and produces ruggedized panel PCs and LCD displays which support control and communications systems. The company is a successful long-term supplier of critical test instrumentation and missile tracking systems for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapons systems, including the Trident submarine.

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 wireless customers.

To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company's web site at www.L3T.com .

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the company's Safe Harbor Compliance Statement for Forward-looking Statements included in the company's recent filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, contact:
Greg Martz
Marketing Manager
Interstate Electronics Corporation
Phone: (714) 758-4158
Fax: (714) 758-4148
URL: www.iechome.com

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