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PARAMAX AWARDED CONTRACT FOR ALASKAN NORTH WARNING SYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS

 PARAMAX AWARDED CONTRACT
 FOR ALASKAN NORTH WARNING SYSTEM COMMUNICATIONS
 MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramax Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), has been awarded a $10 million contract to provide a communications system for a segment of the North Warning System located in Alaska. The system will provide communications between three unattended air defense radars and a regional control center in Alaska.
 Paramax, along with its team member CANAC/Microtel of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is responsible for developing and installing the communications system that will allow data to be transferred from three AN/FPS-124 short-range radars located at remote sites along the north coast of Alaska to the Regional Operational Control Center (ROCC) located at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska. The 25-month-long contract was awarded to Paramax by the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center.
 Paramax developed and is now producing the AN/FPS-124 short- range, unattended radar to locate targets unlikely to be detected by the longer-range AN/FPS-117 radars now deployed. The complete network of radars, called the North Warning System, replaces the aging Distant Early Warning (DEW) line that has been operational since the 1950s. The AN/FPS-124 will provide superior low-level radar coverage of northern Alaska and northern Canada and will detect low-flying bombers or cruise missiles that approach the North American continent using a northern polar route.
 The communications system for Alaska will use leased channels on a commercial satellite to take data on target detections from the AN/FPS-124 radars and transmit that information to the ROCC at Elmendorf AFB. The three radars are located at Wainwright, Lonely and Bullen Point, Alaska. From Elmendorf, the information will be transferred to North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado, where alert and intercept operations are controlled and monitored.
 In addition, the communications system will transmit information on the AN/FPS-124 system performance and equipment status for maintenance and repair purposes. The AN/FPS-124 monitors its own performance and will automatically switch to redundant systems when a problem develops, thus permitting normal operations to continue. Maintenance and failure information will be routed to a maintenance depot so that appropriate replacement equipment can be taken when the system is scheduled for maintenance during the brief period each year that these remote sites are accessible.
 Paramax Systems Corporation, headquartered in McLean, is a $2 billion information systems company with 16,000 employees. A subsidiary of Unisys Corporation, Blue Bell, Pa., 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.
 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.
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 /CONTACT: Laura N. Overstreet of Paramax, 703-847-3375/
 (UIS) CO: Paramax Systems Corporation; Unisys Corporation ST: Virginia IN: ARO SU: CON


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