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L-3 ESS Completes Beyond-Line-of-Sight Data Transmission for
the Royal Canadian Air Force

TORONTO, Ontario, April 25, 2013 – L-3 Electronic System Services (ESS), avionics prime contractor for the CP-140 Optimized Weapon System Support effort, has successfully implemented Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) data transmission capability on a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CP-140 Aurora aircraft. Unlike conventional line-of-sight transmissions, BLOS enables non-line-of-sight transmissions over challenging geographical terrain, such as that found in the Canadian High Arctic.

On January 31, 2013, the BLOS-capable CP-140 did what other RCAF aircraft have not been able to achieve to date. The aircraft streamed live video from just below 80°N latitude to 14 Wing Greenwood in Nova Scotia, covering a distance of nearly 4,000 kilometers. BLOS represents a significant enhancement to RCAF ISR capabilities and situational awareness, as well as Canada’s ability to conduct operations in its arctic region.

L-3 ESS is a supplier of integrated logistics and system support services, providing OEM and third-party MRO for a variety of avionics, inertial navigation systems, radars, cockpit displays and other systems. L-3 ESS aftermarket services include integrated and performance-based logistics support, logistics management, supply chain management and technical services for air, land and naval platforms.

L-3 ESS is a division of the L-3 Aviation Products (AP) sector. L-3 AP is a leading provider of commercial and military avionics. L-3 AP manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products that sets the standard for next-generation requirements, including configurable voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems and processors. L-3 AP also offers aftermarket services, including MRO and integrated performance-based logistics for military and commercial systems. To learn more about L-3 Aviation Products, please visit www.L-3com.com/aviationproducts.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 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. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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