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USAF looks to expeditionary airfield lighting

15th November 2018 - 15:05 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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USAF is looking toward ‘next generation’ lighting capabilities to help establish future expeditionary airfields. Service interest in the capabilities was outlined in a recent ‘sources sought’ announcement released by the Air Force Materiel Command.

According to the 14 November 2018 announcement, the air force is looking for a Next Generation Expeditionary Airfield Lighting System (NGEALS) to replace existing Emergency Airfield Lighting System  and support aviation ‘Category I’ IFR runway lighting requirements.

As currently envisioned, NGEALS would be configured in four modules that could be deployed in a ‘building block’ manner with like components from each module being interchangeable. The

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