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PARAMAX, UNISYS SUBSIDIARY, SELECTED FOR CANADIAN MULTI-ROLE HELICOPTER CONTRACT

 PARAMAX, UNISYS SUBSIDIARY, SELECTED FOR
 CANADIAN MULTI-ROLE HELICOPTER CONTRACT
 BLUE BELL, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that its subsidiary Paramax Systems Corporation has been selected by the Canadian Department of National Defense to perform as systems integrator for Canada's new multi-role helicopter.
 The contract, worth U.S. $1.5 billion over 13 years, will be awarded to Montreal-based Paramax Systems Canada. A parallel contract for the EH-101 basic helicopter will be awarded to European Helicopter Industries, Ltd. Additional funding for logistical support of the helicopters will result in a total program budget of U.S. $3.7 billion over the life of the program.
 Under the contracts, 35 New Shipborne Aircraft (NSA) will replace the aging Sea King helicopters carried aboard Canadian destroyers and frigates, and 15 land-based New Search and Rescue Helicopters (NSH) will replace the long-serving Labrador helicopters. The multiple demands of both these roles will be met by tailored versions of the new EH-101 helicopter developed by E.H. Industries Ltd., a British-Italian consortium of Westland and Agusta. Paramax will be responsible for performing overall systems integration and providing a mission system that satisfies all Canadian operational requirements. Other major components of the Paramax Canadian industrial team are Canadian Marconi Co., I.M.P. Group Ltd., and Atlantic Research Canada, Inc. The first Canadian EH-101 is scheduled for delivery in 1998, with the balance to be delivered over the following four years.
 NSA and NSH were designed to be highly capable multi-role aircraft. Canadian forces will use the helicopters to protect Canadian sovereignty, support collective defense and international peacekeeping, provide aid to the civil power and assistance to civil authority, and conduct search and rescue activities. The aircraft are designed to be in service for 30 years.
 As systems integrator, Paramax Systems Canada will design and integrate the NSA and NSH mission avionics systems and manage the integrated logistics support program that will keep the helicopters flying well into the 21st century. The systems will be developed, built and integrated in Canada. Paramax will also manage the industrial regional benefits program that will create high-technology jobs throughout Canada and generate significant exports from Canada.
 Paramax Systems Canada is also responsible for the integration of electronic systems for Canada's new fleet of Halifax Class Patrol Frigates. Under a $2 billion contract to St. John Shipbuilding Limited, St. John, New Brunswick, Paramax is designing, developing and integrating the combat system for all 12 ships, and is also providing their integrated machinery control system and external communication systems. The combat system, which pioneers the use of a distributed architecture network, integrates components from more than 350 subcontractors in eight countries.
 Unisys Corporation is a leading information systems company with 60,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company is a leading manufacturer of commercial information systems, defense systems and related services. Paramax Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Unisys headquartered in McLean, Va., is a $2 billion information systems company with 16,000 employees. Paramax is an experienced leader in providing advanced integrated systems, electronic products and related professional services for civil and defense agencies in the United States, Canada and nations worldwide.
 Paramax Systems Canada, an operating unit of Paramax Systems Corporation, is Canada's leading systems integrator and supplier of complex, integrated electronic systems, and is a center of advanced technology for naval command and control systems. Headquartered in Montreal, Paramax Systems Canada employs more than 1,100 people at locations in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saint John, New Brunswick, Halifax and Lauzon, Quebec.
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 /CONTACT: J. Peter Hynes of Unisys, 215-986-6948, or Laura N. Overstreet of Paramax, 703-847-3375/
 (UIS) CO: Unisys Corporation; Paramax Systems Corporation ST: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Quebec IN: ARO SU: CON


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