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FAA AWARDS CONTRACT TO MITRE TO OPERATE RESEARCH CENTER

 WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today awarded a $222 million contract to MITRE Corp. to continue operating the FAA's Center for Advanced Aviation System Development in McLean, Va.
 The center performs basic and applied research and development in support of the FAA's program to modernize the automation, communications, navigation and other systems of the National Airspace System. It provides concept formulations, studies and analysis for the agency's advanced aviation research program.
 Under the contract, MITRE will operate the center for three more years and provide support for further development of the National Airspace System. FAA can exercise options to continue the contract for five more years, through the year 2000.
 The McLean center, along with research facilities in Gaithersburg, Md., provides research, development, and operational testing of numerous related segments of the agency's Advanced Automation System for the air traffic control system.
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 /CONTACT: Paul Steucke of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 202-267-8521/


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