Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Northrop Grumman Wins ATC Contract
Northrop Grumman said its subsidiary, Park Air Systems, will provide an air traffic control (ATC) system to Hawler International Airport, in Erbil, Iraq, under Turkish prime contractor Mak-Yol, Inc. Under the $3.2 million contract, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Peterborough, U.K. and Oslo and Horten, Norway, will provide communication, navigation and meteorological systems, including digital end-to-end communication equipment consisting of the GAREX 220 voice communication control system and PAE T6 multimode digital radio. Installation will include two NORMARC 7000 instrument landing systems with co-located distance-measuring equipment. Meteorological sensors for wind speed, direction, pressure and temperature are also being installed at various locations near the runway and the control tower. All sensors connect back to a central computer that collects and processes the weather data.