Raytheon Inks $177 Million FAA Air Traffic Control Terminal Deal
[Satellite TODAY 04-07-11] Raytheon won a $177 million contract modification with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) under the administration’s terminal automation modernization and replacement program, Raytheon announced April 6.
Raytheon will produce and deploy 11 systems for the FAA’s largest terminal radar approach control facilities in the United States, including: Northern California, Southern California, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, New York, Potomac, St. Louis, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago and Louisville.
STARS, a joint procurement for the FAA and the U.S. Department of Defense, aims to design a reliable air traffic automation system to replace satellite capacity-constrained terminals at air traffic control facilities within the U.S. National Airspace System. Raytheon has already deployed 100 STARS systems under the air traffic modernization program.