General Dynamics C4 Systems (News - Alert) has been chosen to deliver radios to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Delivered under a 10-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract , these radios will allow air traffic control personnel to communicate with commercial and military aircraft throughout the National Airspace System (NAS).
General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, received a $6 million initial award to qualify and certify the radios for operation in the NAS.
The company notes that this contract has a potential value of $363 million if all options are exercised.
The contract is part of the FAA's Next Generation Air-Ground Communications (NEXCOM) Segment 2 program which includes replacing outmoded air traffic control (ATC) air-to-ground radios with radios using the latest in communications technology.
"This contract continues General Dynamics' long-standing ability to deliver highly reliable, technologically advanced air traffic control radios to the FAA," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.
In addition to providing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capabilities, the software-defined CM300/350 VHF and UHF air traffic control radios will provide improved ground-to-air communications performance to the users.
"As the nation's airspace gets increasingly crowded, these radios have the built-in flexibility to accommodate the growing demand for high-quality, dependable ground-to-air communications," added Marzilli.
General Dynamics has delivered more than 13,500 CM300/350 Version 1 UHF radios as part of the NEXCOM UHF contract awarded in 2001.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny