Northrop Grumman to supply additional ATM equipment to Kandahar
Northrop Grumman Corporation's 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.
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.
"This contract builds on our relationship with NATO and expands the use of the Park Air T6 radio series in the Afghan military environment," said Charles Houseago, managing director of Park Air Systems U.K. "Our technology will provide an essential service to all flights using the Kandahar Air Base."
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.
PICTURE: Kandahar Airbase - (c) NATO