US: Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $8 million to provide transportable, precision ground control approach capabilities to the Estonian armed forces. The GCA-2020 radar system will enable Estonia Ämari Air base, one of NATO’s most modern bases, to support NATO exercises, contingencies and humanitarian efforts. “Exelis is committed to providing our allies with this key component as they continue to modernize their air traffic management infrastructure and capabilities,” said Dave Prater, Exelis vice president.
The Exelis GCA-2020 provides the high-performance air navigation services required to meet demanding NATO flight safety standards. The solution provides Estonia with a transportable, solid-state, electronically scanning radar providing three functions — primary surveillance, secondary surveillance and precision approach— in a single integrated unit. The GCA-2020 also provides Estonia with global compatibility and standardization with NATO systems operating at 11 other sites across Europe.