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NGS Gets Nod From General Dynamics For LAN Support Component


FAIRFAX, VA. - Nortel Government Solutions (NGS), a U.S. company wholly owned by Nortel* [TSX: NT | OTC: NRTLQ], announced that it has received an order for its Assured Services Local Area Network (ASLAN) solution from General Dynamics - a prime contractor supporting the United States Air Force (USAF) at McChord Air Force Base (AFB) in Washington.

This order is for a combination of Nortel Ethernet Routing Switches (8600 / 5500 / 4400) that will help form a cost-efficient backbone for the secure Local Area Network at McChord AFB. Contributing to General Dynamics’ overall support of the Air Force’s Combat Information Transport System (CITS), the NGS ASLAN solution is the basis for a future converged voice and data network that will allow McChord AFB to move legacy voice services to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This is the third time in less than 18 months that Nortel’s ASLAN solution has been selected for use in supporting U.S. Air Force bases across the nation.

“Nortel provides high-performance, low-cost and highly energy efficient ASLAN equipment which contributes to lower total cost of ownership,” said Chuck Saffell , chief executive officer, Nortel Government Solutions.

The NGS ASLAN solution was selected by General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), after it conducted a best value evaluation of a number of potential solutions offered by multiple vendors. That evaluation was based on a set of rigorous criteria defined by the Air Force. Deployment of the solution will occur at McChord AFB in the summer/fall of 2009.

About Nortel Government Solutions
Nortel Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Nortel Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. Please visit for more information.

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