Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $24 million contract to modernize air traffic management systems in the Kyrgyz Republic, including the country's main international airport near the capital city, Bishkek.
The competitively procured contract calls for the delivery of a wide area multilateration (WAM)-based air traffic control (ATC) system, ATC radio systems, a new air traffic control tower (ATCT) at Manas International Airport, and related ancillary equipment and systems integration services required for safe and reliable operations. The contracting authority is the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center, which is procuring this contract via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
"In an effort to expand our global ATM customer base, we will, for the first time, provide the Kyrgyz Republic with improved ATM capabilities and flight capacity," said Mike Prout, vice president for Raytheon Network Centric Systems' Security and Transportation Systems. "Thanks to a continued partnership with the U.S. Air Force and with over 60 years of experience as a proven large scale ATM provider, we are confident that our systems will provide the best value for the U.S. government and the Kyrgyz Republic."
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