Finmeccanica Announces Contracts Worth Around €120 Million for Air Traffic Control Management Systems
(Source: Finmeccanica; issued March 9, 2016)
Finmeccanica announced today, during the World ATM Congress ongoing in Madrid (8-10 March), the award of contracts totalling around €120 million. After the recent successes in Italy, Canada and Singapore, the Finmeccanica Security and Information Systems Division will provide Air Traffic Management/Air Traffic Control (ATM/ATC) systems also in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.

These countries will join the list of more than 150 countries already using the innovative, proprietary technological solutions based on efficiency, safety, performance and environmental sustainability.

Firstly, Finmeccanica has been chosen to partner with Malaysian company AAT to replace the current Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) with a new ATCC located at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), within 2018. The project includes the design, development and construction of a new air traffic management centre with the supply of primary and secondary radar, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast technology (ADS-B), a Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), VHF radios, AFTN/AMHS gateways and navigation aids.

Also, Finmeccanica Security and Information Systems Division will provide to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) a total of six ATC radar systems, control centres and communications, to be delivered by the end of 2017. In particular, three transportable ATC systems comprising primary and secondary radar subsystems, control and communication subsystem, and three fixed ATC systems including primary radar, secondary radar, and a control and communication centre will be supplied to RSAF.

Finally, the Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) selected Finmeccanica to improve the country’s national air traffic control radar system. The contract will see the company supply six co-mounted Perimeter Surveillance Radars (PSR) and Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radars (MSSR) in the South Region of the country and one additional PSR for the Oriental region’s main hub. This deal makes Finmeccanica the largest supplier of radar sensors to Morocco, the African country with the largest number of ATC radars.

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Finmeccanica to Supply Air Traffic Management Systems to the Royal Saudi Air Force
(Source: Finmeccanica; issued March 9, 2016)
MADRID --- Finmeccanica announced the supply of a total of six Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar systems, control centres and communications to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), by the end of 2017.

In particular, the Finmeccanica Security and Information Systems Division will provide three transportable, shelterised ATC systems comprising primary and secondary radar subsystems, control and communication subsystem and three fixed ATC systems including primary radar, secondary radar, and a control and communication centre.

The new transportable ATC system, the same type that will be delivered to the Italian Air Force, comprises a radar system and an integrated control centre, guaranteeing the same functions as a fixed system but with the advantage of being transportable and deployable where needed. It can also provide radar data to remote centres, with any protocol and format.

The control centre, the radars and related antennas are included in standard shelters and can be fitted to fulfil any customer’s requirement. The shelter integrates a lifting system to raise the sensor antenna up to five meters. The operational shelter includes three controller working positions, one of which can be configured for precision approach radar control. In fact, the transportable ATC system can be integrated with a Precision Approach Radar (PAR) to implement a Ground Control Approach (GCA) system, or can be connected to an ATC Control Tower to realise a fully operational Airport system.

The shelters can be moved with trucks, aircraft and ships, making the system rapidly deployable with few operators and without any other external means. The benefits of compactness, autonomy, modularity, provision and management costs make this radar an appealing system in the Air Traffic Control domain.

Finmeccanica is a proven provider in the Gulf region: the new Doha International Airport represents just one of the company's ATM projects in the area.


Finmeccanica is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. As a single entity from January 2016, organised into business Divisions (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aero-structures; Airborne & Space Systems; Land & Naval Defence Electronics; Defence Systems; Security & Information Systems), Finmeccanica operates in the most competitive international markets by leveraging its areas of technology and product leadership. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, at 31 December 2014, Finmeccanica recorded restated consolidated revenues of 12.8 billion Euros and has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK and the U.S.

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