Northrop Grumman Corporation's U.K.-based air traffic management communications systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to provide additional air traffic communication system sites for delivering ground-to-air communications for the Incheon, South Korea air traffic control centre.
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The contract was awarded following an international competitive tender process and based on price competitiveness and expertise in the region as a supplier of the existing area control centre (ACC) systems. The new contract will build on the current infrastructure delivering an additional six remote sites that will further extend the coverage for operations at Incheon ACC.
The system will include the Park Air T6 series of professional ATC radio equipment, with 30 VHF channels and 32 UHF channels, together with a remote control and monitoring system, to allow centralised awareness of the equipment performance and availability.
The contract is expected to be completed by mid-2015. Factory acceptance testing and factory training will take place at the company's U.K.-based facility. Northrop Grumman Park Air is partnered with JoongAng Hitel, the local South Korean contractor for installation services.
"We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract to expand Incheon's ACC," said Charles Houseago, managing director, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. "We look forward to working again with the Korean air traffic control authorities."
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems supplies ATC communication systems for airspace operations worldwide with components designed to ensure ease of purchase, installation and maintenance.
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