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Marconi Aerospace Systems ASD DivisionSelected to Provide Project Wedgetail Avionics



ROCKVILLE, Md. --- Marconi Aerospace ASD Division, a unit of Marconi North America, has been selected by preferred tenderer Boeing to be part of their Project Wedgetail Team. Project Wedgetail is the Royal Australian Air Force's new Airborne Early Warning and Control System Aircraft, the Boeing 737 modified for air surveillance use.
ASD will provide a significant portion of the aircraft's mission avionics, including cockpit tactical mission displays, command and control consoles, and mission computers. As part of this suite of equipment, ASD will incorporate leading-edge display technology by including ultra-high resolution rugged Flat Panel Tactical Displays for the airborne environment. Wedgetail equipment will be produced at ASD's Greenlawn facility.
Tom Herring, ASD's Vice President for Display Systems, noted that "This selection gives Boeing a leading position in a new market segment for Airborne Early Warning aircraft of this size. As Boeing's team member we look forward to working with them on this program and other new opportunities well into the 21st century.
Marconi North America, headquartered in Rockville, Md. is leading defense electronics, aerospace, and information technology company and a major element of Marconi Electronics Systems. With annual sales in excess of $2.3 billion, Marconi North America employs 17,000 people in the US, Canada and the UK.

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Marconi Aerospace Systems ASD DivisionSelected to Provide Project Wedgetail Avionics