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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AWARDS DOWTY COMMUNICATIONS $50 MILLION CONTRACT

 FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AWARDS
 DOWTY COMMUNICATIONS $50 MILLION CONTRACT
 ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, Md., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Dowty Communications a contract to provide its DCX series of communications processors for the third phase of a major network expansion program.
 The contract has an estimated value of $50 million over 10 years.
 Dowty's products will provide the technology needed to expand a subset of the FAA's Data Multiplexing Network in the National Airspace Systems (NAS). The Data Multiplexing Network enables the FAA to efficiently interface government and leased telecommunications services, it reduces operating costs, and improves the network reliability of the NAS. The network will distribute air traffic, weather, and equipment maintenance information to all FAA facilities, as well as those of other government departments who operate within the NAS.
 According to Mike Lindsay, president of Dowty Communications, the contract represents FAA's satisfaction with DCX products and their confidence in Dowty's ability to provide the extensive support services required by the terms and conditions of the contract.
 "Dowty Communications was able to demonstrate the reliability and overall cost-effectiveness of the DCX product line to the FAA, as well as the excellent, around-the-clock, support capabilities that they demand from their key suppliers," Lindsay said.
 "Dowty is a leader in providing new technologies, particularly in areas such as frame relay and inverse multiplexing. We also have the largest installed base of communications processors in the world and remain a leader in the expansion and maintenance of these networks," he added.
 Under the contract Dowty will provide the DCX series of products, which feature user switching, as well as bridging and gateway capabilities. Dowty will also provide installation, maintenance, training and engineering support services.
 Dowty Communications is a manufacturer and distributor of data communications products. It is headquartered in Annapolis Junction, it has regional offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Cherry Hill, N.J., Dallas, and St. Louis.
 Dowty Communications is part of the Dowty Group, an international group of high technology companies creating innovative systems and products using the latest electronic, hydromechanical and polymer technologies.
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 /CONTACT: Mike Fay of Philadelphia Associates, 215-551-5655, for Dowty Communications, or Liamar Capo-Toth of Dowty Communications, 800-424-4451/ CO: Federal Aviation Administration; Dowty Communications ST: District of Columbia; Maryland IN: TLS SU: CON


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