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Black Box wins US Army contract
Black Box wins U.S Army Contract

NextiraOne Federal D/B/A Black Box Network Services ("Black Box") Wins U.S. Army Long Term Life Cycle Support (LTLCS) Contract

Contract Ceiling: $ 127.9 million Over Five Years

Herndon, VA, August 22, 2007:

Black Box Networks Services announced today that they have been awarded the U.S. Army Long Term Life Cycle Support (LTLCS) Contract. This contract supports more than 300.000 Army users on over 800 Nortel* telecommunications systems worldwide.

The new LTLCS contract was awarded May 15, 2007 with an value of $ 127,9 million. The U.S. Army LTLCS contract is a five year, firm fixed price, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract awarded to a single prime vendor.

This contract will allow not only the U.S. Army, but also other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies to obtain commercial level support services including repair and return, upgrades and expansions for their Nortel telephone systems worldwide.

Black Box Network Services will be responsible for the integration of all products and services for these voice and voice over IP communication systems.

Black Box Network Services, as the Prime on LTLCS, will provide support for the complete Nortel family of telephone switching systems including engineering, furnish, installation, testing and support (EFIT&S). Black Box will provide labor, remote diagnostics, software support and upgrades, hardware upgrades, training and consulting as well as a host of other support features.

"We are very proud and excited to have been selected by the U.S. Army to be their voice systems and services support partner during what will be one of the most transformational periods in voice telecommunications technology in history for the Army," commented Black Box Network Services Vice President Jeffrey Murray. "We look forward to providing the U.S. Army and other DoD agencies with the very best in services and technical support under this mission critical Army program."

"We have a long history of serving the Army with quality solutions," said Chuck Saffell, Chief Executive Officer, Nortel Government Solutions. "We will work closely with Black Box as they prepare to deliver the best possible services and communications systems to the Army through LTLCS."