Raytheon has been awarded a competitive contract to supply turnkey air traffic management systems for airports in Iraq. The initial award is for $10.5 million, with additional equipment options of up to $38.9 million.
According to Raytheon, work under the contract will restore full, all weather air traffic control capability to the key commercial airports in Iraq and re-establish the infrastructure needed in order for Iraq to rejoin the international air traffic community.
Raytheon will supply navigation and landing aids, airfield lighting, airport meteorological equipment, as well its all solid-state, digital terminal area surveillance radars and Raytheon AutoTrac II air traffic management systems.
‘A fully restored and operable air traffic system is key to rebuilding Iraq’s infrastructure and to reopening trade and commerce,’ said Andrew Goldman, vice president of Raytheon’s International Air Traffic Management Systems. ‘Raytheon is prepared to provide ATM systems rapidly to establish a highly reliable and easily expandable air traffic control system.’
Raytheon’s fully digital solid-state radar is said to provide airport terminal area primary surveillance coverage to 60 nautical miles and secondary surveillance to 120 nautical miles.
The radar uses advanced signal processing to provide improved target and weather processing in addition to providing digital data to support the capabilities of Raytheon’s AutoTrac II air traffic management system, which incorporates features to improve air safety, increase airspace capacity and provide increased air traffic controller efficiency.