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       COMMERCE, Texas -- L-3 Integrated Systems, a division of L-3 Communications, has announced that it will team with Texas A&M University-Commerce to target the Master of Science in Management program to a specific company. This innovative approach reinforces the combined commitment between business and higher education to building tomorrow's leaders.


      The program allows students from business and non-business backgrounds to pursue a master's degree while developing their management skills for application with a leading defense company.

Providing his unique perspective will be L-3 senior vice president and A&M-Commerce alumnus Jack Cooke. L-3 will partially fund Cooke's new position at the university where he will teach both the Managing at the Edge course as well as a class in Active Leadership that will take place at L-3's Greenville, Texas facility.


      "We at L-3 are focused on building tomorrow's work force through higher education and the Master of Science in Management program will go a long way towards encouraging the next generation of business leaders," said Tom Brown, L-3 is senior vice president of human resources.


      "This cutting-edge program will give our students real-world insight so they will have the skills they need from the moment they begin their careers," said Hal Langford, dean of business and technology. "As a leader in online and distance education, A&M-Commerce sees this as a possible model for targeting programs to develop skilled leaders for corporations nationwide."


      L-3 and A&M-Commerce have enjoyed a long relationship as regional neighbors. L-3 has supported the university with donations and grants and A&M-Commerce has assisted L-3 in major industrial engineering and construction projects at their Greenville location.


      L-3 Integrated Systems develops and integrates defense and commercial technology for U.S. and allied customers worldwide.

Headquartered in Greenville, L-3 has more than five decades of experience in the development of complex intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; command and control; and secure communications.


      It is recognized internationally as a systems integration organization specializing in the modernization and maintenance of aircraft of all sizes. It is a leader in advanced technologies for signal processing, electronic countermeasures, sensor development and aircraft self-protection. Systems provided or maintained by L-3 help protect military and civilian personnel, bases, assets and national borders throughout the world.


      Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.


      To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.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. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to events or conditions or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans,"

"believes," "estimates," "will," "could" and similar expressions 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. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


      Founded in 1889, A&M-Commerce is the second-largest member in The Texas A&M University System. Located in Northeast Texas, A&M-Commerce is home to nearly 9,000 students, three academic colleges, a graduate school, and more than 100 degree programs.


      As the region's focal point of higher education, A&M-Commerce offers students facilities ranging from a world-class science building and new student center, to a fully equipped recreational facility and the soon-to-be completed music hall. The university also has convenient facilities in Corsicana, downtown Dallas, Mesquite, and Midlothian.



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