LONDON, February 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract to provide a Runway Status Light (RWSL) Control System for Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, the first European airport to implement this safety feature.
The RWSL Control System is an automated system that warns aircraft and vehicles if it is safe to enter or cross runways through a series of lights embedded in the pavement. The contract, awarded by Direction des Services de la Navigation Aerienne - Direction de la Technique et l'Innovation (DSNA-DTI) of France, is to be completed by end of 2011.
"Winning this first European RWSL contract is a major achievement which confirms Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems' position as the leading supplier of advanced air traffic control surveillance systems," said Eldar Hauge, managing director for Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway. "We are already a leading European supplier of Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) for some of the largest airports in Europe and Asia Pacific. RWSL can be offered as an upgrade to any A-SMGCS, regardless of make, and will give Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems a competitive edge in projects where RWSL is a requirement."
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems is also supplying the A-SMGCS which connects to the RWSL Control System, offering the best technical solution and providing added safety to busy international airports.
The A-SMGCS comprises the NOVA 9000 display processing system and surface movement radar. NOVA 9000 delivers enhanced air traffic control capabilities and ensures air traffic controllers have a clear view of ground movements under normal and low visibility operations.
With a 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems ranging from individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey integrated system solutions, Northrop Grumman's state-of-the-art air traffic management systems are operationally controlling air traffic in numerous countries around the world including recent major programmes in: Norway, Brazil, Qatar, Oman, Canada, India, Poland, UAE, U.S. and the U.K., in both civil and military applications.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Oslo and Horten, Norway, and in Peterborough, U.K. supplies air traffic management systems for air-space operations worldwide.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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