Raytheon Deployable ATM Systems Make ATCA 2011 Debut
- Deployable ATM systems can support military operations and disaster relief worldwide
Raytheon's solution for the U.S. Air Force's Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) system consists of two major subsystems: radar and operations. The system is transportable aboard all types of military transport aircraft and contains all the communications equipment, environmental control units and power units to be fully operational and controlling air traffic in a matter of hours.
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"This is a game changer when it comes to safe, modern, deployable air traffic control," said Mike Prout, vice president for Raytheon Network Centric Systems' Security and Transportation Systems. "With over 150 Raytheon ASR-11 digital airport surveillance radars and over 100 Standard Terminal Automation Replacement Systems (STARS) fielded, certified and in operation, we believe that this confirms that the Raytheon solution is the best choice for future U.S. Air Force deployable ATM."
The radar and operations subsystems are already part of the Department of Defense inventory and are in operation at fixed site locations throughout the world. As such, these systems have passed rigorous National Airspace System (NAS) testing and certifications, which will significantly lower both performance and schedule risk for the D-RAPCON program.
Source : Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)