Monday, January 6, 2014
Poland Buys Exelis Airport Surveillance Radar
Poland is looking to expand its military air navigation performance with a $76 million purchase of new Exelis GCA-2020 Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) and Precision Approach Radar (PAR) systems.
The systems will be installed on Polish Air Force and Navy aircraft. GCA-2020 features electronically scanning radar and provides high performance target detection within the airspace around an airport or air base. According to Exelis, the system's simultaneous ASR and PAR operations enables its single sensor to provide both types of radar data.
“The Exelis GCA combines advanced features with mobility to offer our Polish customers an agile, rapidly deployable air traffic management capability,” said Dave Prater, Exelis vice president and general manager of the radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems business.
Poland's agreement is another major step for the company's international growth strategy. Exelis will deliver 11 new GCA units to European customers this year.