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Northrop Grumman Wins ATC Contract

By Tish Drake | September 12, 2007
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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.

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