Lockheed Martin, ARINC Form Team To Compete For The New
The U.S. Air Force is seeking bids for the development of a new
deployable radar system designed to rapidly establish airfield
operations anywhere in the world for both military and disaster
relief efforts. Lockheed Martin and ARINC Incorporated have teamed
up to compete for the contract.
The system, designed for the Air Force's Deployable Radar
Approach Control program, or DRAPCON, will provide regional
coverage and aircraft separation, similar to a typical civilian
airport, on-demand through a transportable surveillance radar and
air traffic control operations shelter.
Lockheed Martin will serve as the prime contractor and will provide
a version of its field-proven TPS-79 tactical surveillance radar,
as well as Federal Aviation Administration-certified air traffic
"Lockheed Martin and ARINC specifically bring more than 50 years
of tactical radar and air traffic control innovation to this
project," said Paul Goulette, director of Lockheed Martin air
traffic control radar systems. "And every day across the globe, 60
percent of the world's commercial air traffic and more than 80
percent of oceanic air space is monitored and controlled by
Lockheed Martin air traffic control systems."
ARINC will provide the transportable operations shelter.
"ARINC's strength is the delivery of robust communications
solutions, underpinned by the right combination of people,
processes and technology," said Rivers Cleveland, director, ARINC
C2 Systems & Services. "From the earliest air-ground networks
to today's deployable military systems, ARINC solutions have
consistently advanced the safety and effectiveness of air traffic