LONDON, September 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the African air navigation safety agency Agence pour la Securite de la Navigation Aerienne en Afrique et a Madagascar (ASECNA) for a continent-wide upgrade and renewal of their instrument landing systems.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems proposed their Normarc 7000B instrument landing system (ILS) in an international tender in which all players in the industry participated. ASECNA is a world-leading agency for air navigation security and selected the Normarc 7000B ILS for its unparalleled performance and reliability. The agency has a large number of Normarc 7000 ILS already in service throughout the continent.
The ILS will be installed and commissioned by French partner company GTIE Air Defense of the Vinci Group on a turnkey basis. The systems will be installed and commissioned over a five-year period at 13 different airports and sites in Africa.
We look forward to continuing our working relationship with ASECNA and to upgrading the instrument landing systems across Africa, said Eldar Hauge, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway.
The Normarc 7000B ILS is the latest generation of the company's highly successful ILS products. The Normarc 7000 ILS was developed in 1995 and has since gone through several updates and upgrades to become the most reliable and precise ILS on the market.
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, USA and the UK, in both civil and military applications.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Oslo and Horten, Norway, and in Peterborough, UK supplies air traffic management systems for air-space operations worldwide.
In continental Europe Northrop Grumman operates from locations in France, Germany, Italy and Norway, providing navigation, air traffic control and postal automation systems. In the UK, Northrop Grumman has a strong presence with a heritage spanning nearly 100-years. The company operates from a number of locations across the UK and provides avionics, air traffic management communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, unmanned ground vehicle systems, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, IT systems and software development, aircraft whole life support and airport security solutions.
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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