Acquisitions, Strategic Collaborations, Awards, Loan Refinancing, and Appointments - Analyst Notes on L-3, AeroVironment,

    Acquisitions, Strategic Collaborations, Awards, Loan Refinancing, and
     Appointments - Analyst Notes on L-3, AeroVironment, Rockwell, Spirit
                             AeroSystems, and ATK

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NEW YORK, March 11, 2014

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding L-3
Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL), AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV),
Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL), Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. (NYSE:
SPR), and Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE: ATK). Private wealth members receive
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L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 5, 2014, L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (L-3) announced its
acquisition of Data Tactics Corporation (Data Tactics). The Company stated
that the business, renamed L-3 Data Tactics, is a specialized provider of Big
Data analytics and cloud computing solution services, primarily to the U.S.
Department of Defense. Commenting on the acquisition, Michael T. Strianese,
L-3's Chairman, President and CEO, stated, "Data Tactics adds key capabilities
in Big Data analytics to L-3's portfolio, a very attractive and specialized
domain that immediately enhances L-3's existing National Security Solutions
business and supports its growth as a solutions integrator for the national
security and international markets. It also creates adjacent opportunities for
L-3's ISR business. This acquisition supports our strategy of providing
differentiated technologies and solutions that enable market share gains and
distinguish L-3 from our competitors." According to L-3, the business is
expected to generate sales of c.$50 million for the year ending December 31,
2014. The full analyst notes on L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. are available
to download free of charge at:

AeroVironment, Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 6, 2014, AeroVironment, Inc. (AeroVironment) and Lockheed Martin
Corp. (Lockheed Martin) announced that they have entered into an agreement to
jointly pursue opportunities in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) development.
Commenting on the agreement, Roy Minson, AeroVironment Senior Vice President
and General Manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems business segment, stated,
"Numerous customers are seeking persistent solutions for wide area
applications, such as border surveillance and communications, that are much
more affordable than those available previously. Lockheed Martin's broad
systems integration expertise gives us the opportunity to work together and
develop innovative, end-to-end atmospheric satellite systems built around
Global Observer that deliver breakthrough capabilities to customers." The full
analyst notes on AeroVironment, Inc. are available to download free of charge

Rockwell Collins Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 5, 2014, Rockwell Collins Inc. (Rockwell) announced that it has named
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a leading provider of high performance analog
semiconductor solutions for use in wireless and wireline applications across
the radio frequency, microwave and millimeter wave spectrum, as the
President's Award winner for 2014. Kevin Myers, Vice President, Material and
Supply for Rockwell, commented, "Our supply chain plays a critical role in
providing high quality and cost-effective solutions for our customers. M/A-COM
earned our President's Award because of its exceptional performance,
commitment to being a technology leader and its collaborative approach to
doing business." Rockwell stated that the President's Award is presented to
its top supplier at this annual event as an acknowledgement of its suppliers'
significant contributions over the past year in the areas of quality,
delivery, total cost of ownership, lead time, and customer service. The full
analyst notes on Rockwell Collins Inc. are available to download free of
charge at:

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc Analyst Notes

On March 5, 2014, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (Spirit AeroSystems)
reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., has
launched a transaction to refinance its existing $540.4 million senior secured
term loan B. The Company stated that the proposed transaction is expected to
include a covenant-lite $540.4 million term loan B maturing in 2020 to replace
the existing term loan B that matures in 2019. According to Spirit AeroSystems
, the refinancing will be contingent upon, among other things, obtaining the
necessary lender consents and the satisfaction of conditions precedent to the
definitive loan documentation. The full analyst notes on Spirit AeroSystems
Holdings Inc are available to download free of charge at:

Alliant Techsystems Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 3, 2014, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) announced that Michael
Callahan was named as an independent director to the Company's Board of
Directors, as well as appointed to its Audit Committee, effective on March 1,
2014. Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Ron Fogleman, stated, "Mike's 36
years of leadership in the sporting goods and outdoor industry, combined with
his public company management experience and cross-functional expertise, are a
valuable addition to ATK. The board of directors will benefit from Mike's
perspective and input as the company expands its world leadership in the
shooting sports and outdoor recreation markets." The full analyst notes on
Alliant Techsystems Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

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