Harris Corporation to deploy air traffic control communication at Baghdad Airport

Telecom Lead Middle East: Harris Corporation has
received a contract to provide a back-up air traffic control system for Baghdad
International Airport in Iraq.


Under the terms of contract, Harris will supply a back-up
Liberty-STAR Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) to the primary
Liberty-STAR VCCS previously installed by Harris.


This latest award expands the company’s presence in the
rebuilding nation and provides Baghdad International with another
mission-critical service. The Liberty-STAR provides ATC personnel with a
powerful, cost-effective back-up solution that they are familiar with, enabling
them to concentrate on maintaining safe and secure airways in and around
Baghdad ,” said John O’Sullivan, vice president, Harris Mission Critical


The Liberty STARTM features a modular architecture,
open-platform software and commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and delivers
scalable communications solution for ATC towers, airline and area control
dispatch, flight service stations, and mobile shelters.


The company said that the back-up system at Baghdad
International will be equipped with touch-screen operator positions, radio
interfaces, telephone interfaces, and a System Maintenance, Administration and
Reconfiguration Terminal (SMART) POSITION.


Harris’s in-country contractor will install the system
and provide operation and maintenance training for Iraqi air traffic
controllers and technical staff.


In addition to Baghdad, Harris has supplied ATC
communications systems to other cities in Iraq including Basra, Taji and
Tikrit. Regionally, Harris has provided systems to other countries, including
Afghanistan, Oman, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.


The company has extensive experience developing
mission-critical solutions that support civil and military air traffic control
operations worldwide, including more than 200 customers in 50 countries.


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communications system based on P25 Phase 2 standards.


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