Navy asks Selex ES for as many as 31 ILS precision approach landing systems for military airports
LAKEHURST, N.J. – U.S. Navy air traffic management experts needed instrument landing system (ILS) equipment to support precision approach landing capability at Navy and Marine Corps airports. They found their solution from Selex ES Inc., a Leonardo company in Overland Park, Kan.
Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, N.J., announced a $20.9 million six-year contract to Selex ES for as many as 31 ILS equipment sets for Department of the Navy installations.
The instrument landing system is a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision lateral and vertical guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway, using a combination of radio signals and, in many cases, high-intensity lighting arrays to enable a safe landing during instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), such as low ceilings or reduced visibility due to fog, rain, or blowing snow.
The system consists of a localizer, glide slope, remove control status unit, distance measuring equipment (DME), and ILS antenna. Among the Selex ES ILS products is the flagship model 2100, which is FAA-certified for category I, II, and III airport operations. The 2100 is available in many different configurations and antenna arrays, and provides a Windows-based graphic user interface.
The intent of this procurement is to create a program of record to provide Navy and Marine Corps airfields with one configuration of an instrument landing system, as well as for future maintenance and upgrades.
The Selex ES ILS 2100 ILS equipment is available in dual- and single-equipment and frequency configurations; 8-, 14-, 16-, and 20-element LPD antenna arrays; null reference, capture effect, sideband reference and end-fire glide slope configurations; is available with a portable maintenance data terminal, and meets ICAO Annex 10 standards.
The Model 2100's localizer, glideslope, and market beacon equipment operate in temperatures from -50 to 70 degrees Celsius, can operate in 100 percent humidity, and can be installed at altitudes as high as 15,000 feet above sea level.
On this contract Selex ES will do the work in Overland Park, Kan., and should be finished by May 2023. For more information contact Selex ES online at www.us.selex-es.com, or the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division-Lakehurst at www.navair.navy.mil.
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