Lockheed Martin awarded $10.7 million SkyLine contract

Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management has been awarded a $10.7 million contract to provide seven air traffic control automation systems to China.

Under the contract with INCOM, a subsidiary of China National Instruments Import and Export Corporation, Lockheed Martin will tailor its advanced SkyLine air traffic control system for Chinese airspace. The contract is said to represent the fourth SkyLine sale in China and the seventh for Lockheed Martin in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to Lockheed Martin, the new systems will control aircraft in the Chinese Flight Information Regions and will interface with other aviation automation systems in China.

The new SkyLine systems will be customised with unique functions to meet the China environment and adapted in three sizes to meet customer requirements.

Lockheed Martin is reportedly on track to complete the first major milestone, factory acceptance testing, late this year. The systems will be installed and become operational in summer 2003. Lockheed Martin also will provide training for air traffic control personnel who will use the new systems.

The new systems include proven radar data processing with multi-sensor tracking; flight data processing; human-computer interface tools that provide a set of graphical windows tailored to simplify controller monitoring and tasks, and data preparation with a fully graphical adaptation tool.

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