Raytheon to Upgrade Air Traffic Management Systems in Kyrgyz Republic
Wednesday 5 October 2011
MARLBOROUGH (Press release) – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a US $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.”
The Raytheon team, which includes Saab Sensis Corporation of Syracuse, N.Y., will establish a safe and effective air management system for en-route air traffic within the Kyrgyz Republic along with aircraft operating at the Manas International Airport. Saab Sensis is a leader in WAM technology.
Raytheon is the prime contractor and system integrator. Raytheon will also design and construct a new ATCT at Manas International Airport and supply new communications systems and interfaces to the existing air traffic management infrastructure. Construction and ATCT design services will be supported by Serka Construction, based in Turkey.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.