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LGS Innovations Receives $49 Million Award with U.S. Army Main Communications Facility

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Modernization of Communications Center in Southwest Asia Strengthens Homeland Security</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LGS Innovations Receives $49 Million Award with U.S. Army Main Communications Facility09:03 EST Wednesday, February 20, 2013 HERNDON, Va. (Business Wire) -- LGS Innovations™, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) (Euronext Paris: ALU), today announced it has been awarded a contract worth just over $49 million to upgrade the U.S. Army's Main Communications Facility (MCF) in Southwest Asia. The MCF, designed as a state-of-the-art commercial communications operations center, will serve as the central information systems hub for the region. The MCF will house 9,000 square feet of usable equipment room space and will be capable of multiplexing and de-multiplexing circuits transported over copper, fiber, satellite, or terrestrial Line of Sight (LOS) radios. “LGS deploys the most advanced, state-of-the-art communications technologies available to both defense and civilian organizations,” said LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly. “This opportunity to upgrade and modernize such a mission critical piece of infrastructure for the U.S. Army will not only support our military and warfighters abroad, but will also help the Federal Government to continue to provide for homeland security and overcome future overseas communications challenges.” LGS was selected as the exclusive contractor to engineer, furnish, install, test, and secure the Army's extensive network, transmission, and voice infrastructure in Southwest Asia as part of the Department of Defense's IMOD initiative. The company has also been tasked to execute a critical cutover of transmission circuits as well as design, develop, furnish, and install a virtualized infrastructure to accommodate the migration of servers and their applications from existing facilities to the MCF. About LGS Innovations LGS InnovationsTM LLC solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS Innovations delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the mission success of its customers. Solutions include Infrastructure & Installation; Video Teleconferencing and IPTV Solutions; Public Safety and Emergency Communications; Tactical Communications; Wireless/Mobility; 4G/LTE; Cloud Solutions; Enterprise, Optical and Data Networking; Network Integration; and Research and Development in Advanced Multimedia/RF, Cybersecurity, sensing technologies, and Photonics. An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated solely to serving the U.S. Federal Government, LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. To learn more about LGS Innovations, visit http://www.lgsinnovations.com. LGS Innovations: The Network ExpertsTM. LGS InnovationsRobert Farr, 703-389-9113rofarr@lgsinnovations.com