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September 09, 2010 08:52 ET

Analyst Research on FLIR Systems and L-3 Communications -- Defense Products Industry on the Fence

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the aerospace/defense products & services industry and has completed analytical research on FLIR Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The recent announcement from Barack Obama regarding the conclusion of the combat mission in Iraq will adversely affect defense companies. Before proceeding, it should be noted that the safe withdrawal of troops is unequivocally the highlight of this news event, and the financial fallout for defensive companies is a relatively insignificant effect by comparison. With that being said, the conclusion of the war will have some short and long-term effects on the industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the aerospace/defense products & services industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on FLIR Systems Inc. and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The Iraq war cost $750 billion and a significant portion of that went to defense contracts. The president also hopes to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by 2011. The conclusion of these two significant conflicts within a year's time will dent revenues for defense contracts as the U.S dials back combat expenses. In addition, the U.S also aims to reduce overall defense spending by $50 billion in 2012. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the aerospace/defense products & services industry.

Defense companies could face narrowing profit margins as income generated from combat related contracts is reduced. However, some defense companies could benefit from recently altered defense related export rules. The new changes will make it slightly easier for companies to export products and possibly offset the reduction in government contract revenues. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

In recent weeks, FLIR Systems Inc. and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., two companies in the defence products space inked contracts with the Navy and Department of Defense respectively, indicating that by no means has defense expenses been crossed out of the government budget but it has simply been reduced. Investors looking for free research on FLIR Systems Inc. and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. are welcome to sign up at or for our new report.

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