The FAA Networks

The Federal Aviation Administration's current operational network consists

of:

* Government owned and operated switching and multiplexing equipment — the Data Multiplexing Network, Bandwidth Manager and the National Airspace

Data Interchange Network Packet Switched Network.

* Leased transmission circuits provided by the Leased Inter- facility

National Airspace System Communications System (LINCS), the FAA Telecommunications

Satellite System and the Alaskan National Airspace System Interfacility

Communications System.

* Government owned and operated microwave transmission assets provided

by the Radio Communications Link and Low Density Radio Communications Link.

The current mission support network is characterized by:

* Agency Data Telecommunications Network, which is provided by several

contracts, one for the nodal service and two for the transmission service — FTS 2000 and LINCS.

* Switched voice and data services.

* Dedicated Transmission Services.

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