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LONDON – April 29, 2010 – Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Europe-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) for the nationwide upgrade and renewal of the air traffic control communications infrastructure serving ATC centres and civil airports in the Netherlands.
The digital end-to-end voice communication system will consist of Northrop Grumman's GAREX 220 switching systems and PAE T6 air-ground radios at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam the Hague Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde, and Maastricht Aachen Airport and their associated radio ground stations. When complete, the programme will provide fully-integrated air traffic control voice communications across the Netherlands.
"The Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems solution was chosen as the result of an international tendering procedure," said Paul Riemens, chief executive officer of Air Traffic Control the Netherlands. "We are pleased to be able to continue our nearly 40-year cooperation and are confident that LVNL will get a world-class air traffic control communication system that will support the safety of flights in Dutch airspace for decades to come."
"For more than half a century, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has been at the forefront of designing and delivering the most innovative and reliable civilian and military air traffic management systems available," said Eldar Hauge, managing director for Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway. "We are extremely proud of this award, which we see as a demonstration of our understanding of the challenges of air traffic control operations in congested airspace and busy airports."
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, 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.