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L3 Westwood Wins U.S. Army Contract to Provide the First Load Demand Start Stop (LDSS) Micro-Grid System

TULSA, Okla., November 1, 2011

L3 Westwood announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for the new Load Demand Start Stop (LDSS) micro-grid system. L3's new LDSS system offers a fuel savings of up to 40 percent by allowing up to six 30 kW or 60 kW Tactical Quiet Generator sets to be connected as a single power source that automatically cycles on or off depending on power demands. In addition to fuel savings, the LDSS system offers significantly reduced maintenance and lower operational costs compared to existing equipment.

"The rapid development of the LDSS system exemplifies what can be achieved in the area of fuel and operational cost savings when the U.S. Army and industry collaborate," said Clayton McClain, president of L3 Westwood. "I am proud of the innovations from the L3 Westwood team and the foresight of our U.S. Army partner. We look forward to the further success of the LDSS system and the opportunity to continue to assist the U.S. Army in meeting its green initiatives."

The LDSS system has been tested by the U.S. Army and is scheduled to be deployed to theater later this year.

L3 Westwood is a leader in the design and manufacture of Tactical Quiet Generator sets for the Department of Defense. The company has designed and built electrical distribution and control equipment since 1968, including many different types of power and signal switchboards. L3 Westwood equipment has been installed on a full range of naval vessels - from nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to destroyer escorts, submarines and special-purpose small boats. In addition, L3 Westwood has extensive experience and a large library of design information to support these vessels. The company also designs and builds signal switchboards for all types of applications. To learn more, please visit the company's website at

Comprised of 25 operating companies, L3 Marine & Power Systems (L3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company's website at

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Communications employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company's website at

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