A Northrop Grumman subsidiary will provide ground-to-air communication systems for Chile’s air traffic control system, the company announced Thursday.
Park Air Systems, based in the U.K. will deliver and install T6 VHF radios at sites including Cerro Colorado, Chillan, Puerto Montt, Puerto Aguirre and Balmaceda.
In-country training and a technical quality acceptance procedure will occur in Santiago and Aerotech, a partner, will provide local technical support.
Charles Houseago, managing director of Park Air Systems U.K., said the company will work with Chile’s civil aviation authority, the Direccion General de la Aeronautica Civil.
Northrop received the contract following a competitive tender that was evaluated on the technology solution and price, the company said.
The company expects the contract to finish by the end of 2012.