Rockville, MD --- Lockheed Martin received a $12.7 million contract from the Republic of Uzbekistan to update the country’s air defense capabilities.
Under the terms of the contract with the Ministry of Defense, Lockheed Martin and regional suppliers will update two of Uzbekistan’s existing radars, modernize radar situation displays, and upgrade inter-facility communications at command posts in Samarkand, Tashkent and at the Khanabad Air Base. Lockheed Martin also is providing its SkyLine system for automated air traffic management at the Khanabad aerodrome.
“We are very pleased to support the Republic of Uzbekistan by providing the proven capabilities of our SkyLine system,” said Don Antonucci, president, Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions. “This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the harmonization of the international network of air traffic management systems in a part of the world where the volume of air traffic is expected to significantly increase.”
“Uzbekistan’s selection of a mature system with a robust set of core capabilities allowed transportation officials to focus on tailoring the system to fit into the current environment,” said Andy Patrichuk, vice president of Aviation Programs for Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions. “The flexibility of the SkyLine system will allow Uzbekistan to continue to develop the system’s capabilities as circumstances and airspace requirements demand. We look forward to working on this important program.”
The new systems include proven radar data processing with multi-sensor tracking, human-computer interface tools that provide a rich set of graphical windows tailored to simplify controller monitoring and tasks, and data preparation with a fully graphical adaptation tool.
Other SkyLine systems are operating on four continents, and the short-term conflict alert systems in Germany are based on SkyLine’s air traffic control applications.
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