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Raytheon to modernize FAA terminal air traffic control facilities

6th April 2011 - 06:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon Company was awarded a $177 million contract modification by the Federal Aviation Administration to continue deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, or STARS, under the FAA's terminal automation modernization and replacement program.

STARS is a joint procurement for the FAA and Department of Defense. It is a highly reliable air traffic automation system designed to replace capacity-constrained terminal area air traffic control facilities within the National Airspace System.

"With more than 100 STARS systems delivered, it further confirms STARS is the best choice for the future of terminal air traffic modernization and provides a NextGen-ready platform," said Andy Zogg, Raytheon Network Centric Systems vice president of Command and Control Systems. "We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the FAA, National Air Traffic Controllers Association and Professional Airways Systems Specialists as we proceed with the deployment plan."

The contract includes production and deployment of 11 systems for the FAA's largest terminal radar approach control facilities including: Northern California, Southern California, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, New York, Potomac, St. Louis, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago and Louisville TRACONs.

Source: Raytheon

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