Raytheon Deployable Air Traffic Management Systems Make ATCA 2011 Debut


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Raytheon Deployable Air Traffic Management Systems Make ATCA 2011 Debut

By Steve Hall

September 29, 2011 - Raytheon Company will highlight its deployable air traffic management systems (ATM) and solutions at the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Annual Conference and Exposition Oct. 2-5, 2011.

The Raytheon systems are capable of being deployed anywhere in the world in support of civilian and military operations.  

Raytheon's solution for the U.S. Air Force's Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) system consists of two major subsystems: radar and operations.

The system is transportable aboard all types of military transport aircraft and contains all the communications equipment, environmental control units and power units to be fully operational and controlling air traffic in a matter of hours.  

"This is a game changer when it comes to safe, modern, deployable air traffic control," said Mike Prout, vice president for Raytheon Network Centric Systems' Security and Transportation Systems.  

"With over 150 Raytheon ASR-11 digital airport surveillance radars and over 100 Standard Terminal Automation Replacement Systems (STARS) fielded, certified and in operation, we believe that this confirms that the Raytheon solution is the best choice for future U.S. Air Force deployable ATM."

The radar and operations subsystems are already part of the Department of Defense inventory and are in operation at fixed site locations throughout the world. As such, these systems have passed rigorous National Airspace System (NAS) testing and certifications, which will significantly lower both performance and schedule risk for the D-RAPCON program.

With a legacy in air traffic management and supporting deployable systems for the U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, Raytheon will bring National Airspace System (NAS) certified subsystems together for the U.S. Air Force's requirement for new deployable systems. 

Rapidly deployable air traffic management capability is crucial to safe, efficient and flexible use of airspace and is used by all components of joint and multinational forces to meet their missions.

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