LONDON, February 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) European air traffic management subsidiary Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded follow-on contracts by Norwegian air navigation service provider Avinor for the supply of satellite landing systems at three airport sites and a support programme for 21 ground stations in Norway.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems developed and installed the ground-based elements for the first satellite-based landing system (SLS) for precision approach and landing at Brønnøysund Airport, Norway, which was fully operational in October 2007. Special Category 1 (SCAT-1) airport approach systems are currently installed at Brønnøysund, Hammerfest, Vadsø, Namsos, Båtsfjord, and Svolvær airports and during 2011 will be installed at airports at Førde, Berlevåg, Hasvik, Vardø, Stokmarknes and Mosjøen.
The company continues to be a major player in the field of landing systems in particular satellite-based landing systems, through its participation in the European SESAR programme.
"Being a partner in the SESAR programme allows us to be at the forefront of developments in this area of technology," says Eldar Hauge, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, Norway. "We are pleased to continue our ongoing relationship with Avinor with new installations and support contracts for SCAT-I. This important technology helps to improve safety, particularly at the smaller regional airports in Norway and forms the basis for our continuing work within SESAR and GBAS."
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: France, 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 communication, navigation and surveillance 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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