Raytheon builds air traffic management system for FAA and DoD

MARLBORO, Mass., 20 April 2005. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Raytheon Co. a $57 million contract option for continued deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), which is now in service with the FAA and the Department of Defense (DoD).

MARLBORO, Mass., 20 April 2005. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Raytheon Co. a $57 million contract option for continued deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), which is now in service with the FAA and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Contract options include production and deployment of 14 systems for the FAA and nine for the DoD, as well as logistics and support activities. This option completes Phase 1A of the STARS deployment plan.

The STARS System is a reliable, open architecture air traffic automation system that provides high-resolution color displays, computer processing, and communication equipment. System features include a six-level display of weather conditions, multi-radar tracking capability in addition to rapid, easy incorporation of new hardware and software. The STARS terminal controller workstations provide position-by-position, in-place replacement of aging existing system displays.

STARS is a joint procurement for the FAA and DoD. Thirty-one FAA and 21 DoD sites are currently controlling air traffic with STARS. These sites are supported with a national, joint FAA/DoD infrastructure of training, maintenance, testing and logistics.

"More than 100 STARS systems delivered and 52 controlling live air traffic further confirm that STARS is the right choice for FAA and DoD terminal air traffic control missions," said Andy Zogg, vice president of Raytheon Airspace Management and Homeland Security. "We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the FAA, National Air Traffic Controllers Association and Professional Airways Systems Specialists as we proceed down the STARS deployment waterfall."

Raytheon Co., with 2004 sales of $20.2 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide. For more information, see www.raytheon.com.

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