|Raytheon to Modernize Largest FAA Terminal Air Traffic Control Facilities|
STARS is strategic key enabler for Next Generation Air Traffic System
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) 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.
For more than 60 years, Raytheon has been at the forefront of designing and delivering the world's most innovative, comprehensive and reliable portfolio of communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management solutions for all types of civilian and military applications. No other company possesses the depth of expertise in all phases of flight as Raytheon, and no other company is as well prepared to safely handle the evolving challenges of increased safety, capacity and efficiency for future manned and unmanned air traffic.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
SOURCE Raytheon Company