Northrop Grumman delivers NATO C3 ATC
Northrop Grumman has announced that its Europe-based air traffic management systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by the NATO Consultation, Command and Control (NATO C3) Agency to provide a second air traffic control receiver site for Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan. The announcement was made 28 March 2012 in a company statement.
Kandahar Airfield has been maintained by NATO since 2006 and is a key logistics hub used by NATO forces in Afghanistan. It is now one of the busiest single-use runways in the world.
According to Northrop Grumman, the receiver site will house 16 VHF/UHF radios for the air base. Due to the urgent NATO operational requirement, the radios have been supplied and installed in a matter of weeks. The equipment has successfully been installed onsite and is now fully operational, accomplished well within the expected schedule.
This contract follows on from the previous installation of the complete air traffic communications solution for the Kandahar Air Base in 2010. Park Air Systems has worked with NATO for more than 20 years to provide communication solutions.
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