Northrop Grumman to Upgrade ATC Infrastructure for Incheon Control Center, South Korea

LONDON ─ Aug. 27, 2010 ─ Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) to provide an air traffic communication system that will deliver air-ground communication for the Incheon air traffic control center.

The contract was awarded following an international competitive tender process. The new system will upgrade existing communications infrastructure and will also include recording equipment, and a remote control and monitoring system (RCMS), to allow centralised awareness of the equipment performance and availability.

To provide the required coverage radio sub-systems will be located at six sites across South Korea with centralised control and management based at Incheon. The system architecture is based around Northrop Grumman Park Air System’s T6 range of VHF and UHF air traffic control radio equipment.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems is partnered with JoongAng Hitel, the local contractor for installation services. This contract is the second phase to replace old equipment.

“We are pleased to have been awarded this contract to upgrade the existing infrastructure,” said Charles Houseago, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in the UK. “This award builds on our well established presence in South Korea and we look forward to working again with the Korean air traffic control authorities”

The contract is expected to be completed at the end of 2012 and follows on from previous contracts awarded to Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems for the supply of air traffic control systems across South Korea, including Gimpo International Airport.

With a 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems ranging from individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey integrated system solutions, Northrop Grumman’s state-of-the-art air traffic management systems are operationally controlling air traffic in numerous countries around the world including recent major programs in: Norway, Brazil, Qatar, Oman, Canada, India, Poland, UAE, USA and the UK, in both civil and military applications.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Oslo and Horten, Norway, and in Peterborough, UK supplies air traffic management systems for air-space operations worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.  Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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