Largest ATC facilities to get electronic facelift courtesy of Raytheon

WASHINGTON, 7 April 2011. Federal Aviation Administration tasked Raytheon to continue deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, or STARS, under the FAA's terminal automation modernization and replacement program. The contract includes production and deployment of 11 systems for the FAA's largest terminal radar approach control facilities including: Northern California, Southern California, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, New York, Potomac, St. Louis, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, and Louisville TRACONs.

Apr 7th, 2011

Posted by John McHale
WASHINGTON, 7 April 2011. Federal Aviation Administration tasked Raytheon to continue deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, or STARS, under the FAA's terminal automation modernization and replacement program. The contract includes production and deployment of 11 systems for the FAA's largest terminal radar approach control facilities including: Northern California, Southern California, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, New York, Potomac, St. Louis, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, and Louisville TRACONs.
STARS is a joint procurement for the FAA and Department of Defense. It is a highly reliable air traffic automation system designed to replace capacity-constrained terminal area air traffic control (ATC) facilities within the National Airspace System.
"With more than 100 STARS systems delivered, it further confirms STARS is the best choice for the future of terminal air traffic modernization and provides a NextGen-ready platform," says Andy Zogg, Raytheon Network Centric Systems vice president of Command and Control Systems. "We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the FAA, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and Professional Airways Systems Specialists as we proceed with the deployment plan."
The award was a $177 million contract modification.

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