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Analogic & L-3 Expand Relationship to Include Two New Analogic Checked Baggage Screening Systems

PEABODY, Mass., Mar 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jim Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of Analogic
Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG), announced today that Analogic and L-3
Communications (NYSE: LLL) have concluded an agreement awarding L-3
exclusive, worldwide rights to market and service Analogic’s new KING
COBRA® and XLB1100 security imaging systems for air carrier
checked baggage screening applications.

Green said, “This agreement is an important step forward for both
companies. L-3 has had exclusive rights to market and service
Analogic’s EXACT (EXplosive Assessment Computed Tomography) system
in air carrier checked baggage applications. The EXACT, able to image
the contents of a bag in 3-D and automatically detect explosives, is
the heart of L-3’s eXaminer 3DX® 6000 U.S. government-certified
Explosives Detection System (EDS). The eXaminer 3DX is widely
recognized as the leading EDS technology in the market with over 800
systems installed in North America, Europe, and Asia. The present
agreement greatly expands and strengthens our relationship to further
improve aviation security and will have important benefits as the
European Union implements CT-based EDS systems over the coming years.”

Tom Ripp, President of L-3’s Security and Detection Systems
Division, added, “L-3 and Analogic have been working together
successfully to make air travel safer for more than ten years. With
this agreement, L-3 is now able to provide its customers with the
broadest selection of advanced technology products available — the
eXaminer 3DX, KING COBRA, and XLB1100 systems.”

The KING COBRA system provides the most advanced technology to
meet the requirements of small and medium-sized airports.
Historically, these airports have relied on costly, labor-intensive
Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) technology or hand searches to screen
a comparatively low number of bags per hour. The KING COBRA, with
real-time 3-D imaging and automatic explosives detection, can scan up
to 300 bags per hour as a standalone system, or 400 bags when
integrated into an automatic baggage handling system.

The XLB1100 EDS, an advanced inline baggage screening system,
addresses the rapidly growing needs of large, heavy-traffic airports
that expect to see significant increases in passenger traffic as new,
larger airplanes are introduced. Extending the limits of CT
technology, the XLB (eXtra Large Bore) scans up to 1,100 bags per hour
in a very-high-speed, inline EDS network, with real-time 3-D imaging
and a reduced false-positive rate. The XLB is the first commercial
application of Analogic’s revolutionary, patent pending PowerLink
non-contact power system, which reduces downtime and maintenance costs
for CT systems.

Both the KING COBRA and the XLB1100 are in the certification
process required for EDS systems by the U.S. Transportation Security
Administration (TSA). Analogic expects both systems to be certified
before the end of summer 2008, following which the TSA would initiate
field testing.

Peter Cempellin, Vice President and General Manager of Analogic’s
Security Systems Division, added, “Analogic’s reputation as the
technology leader in the aviation security industry will be enhanced
as these new systems complete testing and come to market. With L-3’s
large customer base and a worldwide sales and service organization,
the two companies working together will be able to provide complete
solutions to meet the unique checked baggage needs of small to large
airports around the world.”

Analogic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of
advanced health and security systems and subsystems sold primarily to
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The Company is recognized
worldwide for advancing the state of the art in Automatic Explosives
Detection, Computed Tomography (CT), Digital Radiography (DR),
Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Patient Monitoring, and
Advanced Signal Processing. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release about future expectations,
plans, and prospects for Analogic Corporation (the “Company”),
including statements about orders for the Company’s products,
statements about shipments and installation of the Company’s products,
and other statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,”
“plans,” “expects,” and similar expressions, constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ
materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as
a result of various important factors, including risks relating to
technology development and commercialization, risks in product
development, limited demand for the Company’s products, risks
associated with competition, uncertainties associated with regulatory
agency approvals, competitive pricing pressures, downturns in the
economy, the risk of potential intellectual property litigation, and
other factors discussed in our most recent quarterly report filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent
the Company’s views as of March 6, 2008. The Company anticipates that
subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to
change. However, while the Company may elect to update these
forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company
specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking
statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s
views as of any date subsequent to March 6, 2008.

SOURCE: Analogic Corporation

Analogic Corporation
Jim Green, 978-326-4000
President & CEO
Paul M. Roberts, 978-326-4213
Director of Communications