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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ARINC/Lockheed Martin Bid to USAF

ARINC and Lockheed Martin have teamed to bid on the U.S. Air Force’s Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) program. Lockheed Martin will serve as the prime contractor and will provide a version of its field-proven TPS-79 tactical surveillance radar, as well as FAA-certified air traffic management software.
ARINC is best known for its mission-critical communications services supporting the FAA and global aviation, but the company is also one of the few sources of deployable military ATC centers currently used in Southwest Asia.

The Air Force is seeking new rapid-deployment ATC and radar solutions to replace its existing 1960 to 1980-vintage technology. It has indicated a need for 19 deployable ATC units, of which 10 will be employed by Air National Guard units.  Contract award is anticipated late in 2011.
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