According to Lockheed, the branch plans to buy 19 surveillance radar systems for tactical military and disaster relief airfield operations.
Lockheed has designed transportable radars for more than 100 systems deployed worldwide, said Greg Larioni, vice president of radar surveillance systems at Lockheed’s mission systems and sensors business.
Ten units will go to the Air National Guard, seven to active-duty Air Force Space Command units and one each to the Air Force’s air traffic control school and depot.
For its proposal, the team integrated Lockheed’s TPS-79 tactical surveillance radar, its Microprocessor-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System and ARINC’s transportable air traffic control operations shelter.
Lockheed says Micro-EARTS is the only air traffic control display system with Federal Aviation Administration approval for both terminal and en route air traffic control automation at both FAA and Defense Department operational sites.
ARINC is partnering with a Cubic Corp. subsidiary to develop a new wireless system for tracking the Army’s assets.