Raytheon Company has been awarded a competitive contract to supply turnkey air traffic management systems for airports in Iraq. The initial award is for $10.5 million, with additional equipment options of up to $38.9 million.
Work under this contract will restore full, all weather air traffic control capability to the key commercial airports in Iraq and re-establish the infrastructure needed in order for Iraq to rejoin the international air traffic community. Raytheon will supply state-of-the-art navigation and landing aids, airfield lighting, airport meteorological equipment, as well its latest field-proven all solid-state, digital terminal area surveillance radars
and Raytheon AutoTrac II air traffic management systems.
This contract in Iraq further expands Raytheon’s air traffic management systems presence in the Middle East. Current customers in the region include United Arab Emirates, Oman, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Raytheon’s 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems is extensive, ranging from individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey systems. Raytheon’s state-of-the-art ATM systems are in use in numerous countries around the world — including Germany, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mongolia, Botswana, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Switzerland and the United States — in both civil and military applications.
Raytheon’s fully digital solid-state radar provides airport terminal area primary surveillance coverage to 60 nautical miles and secondary surveillance to 120 nautical miles. The radar uses advanced signal processing to provide greatly improved target and weather processing in addition to providing digital data to support the advanced capabilities of Raytheon’s AutoTrac II air traffic management system. The highly reliable design of the radar provides significantly reduced total life cycle costs.