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Monday, November 1, 2010

Teaming for Rapid Deployment ATC System

Lockheed Martin and ARINC have teamed to provide the U.S. Air Force with a new deployable radar system designed to rapidly establish airfield operations anywhere in the world for both military and disaster relief efforts.

The system, designed for the Air Force's Deployable Radar Approach Control program, or DRAPCON, will provide regional coverage and aircraft separation, similar to a typical civilian airport, on-demand through a transportable surveillance radar and air traffic control operations shelter.

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 will provide the transportable operations shelter.

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