Selex ES introduces mobile air traffic control communications system

A mobile air traffic control communications system that can be transported by air and land vehicles has been debuted by electronics firm Selex ES.
By Richard Tomkins   |   July 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

BASILDON, England, July 17 (UPI) -- A new mobile air traffic control communications system has been introduced by Selex ES.

The Aerodrome Flight Information System, or AFIS, is on a mobile cart and can be transported on a C-130J aircraft or by ground vehicles for deployment.

The company said the system is comprised of four radios for marine and aeronautical communications in the VHF and UHF spectrums, a UHF-band TETRA radio system, a GPS system and two workstations.

The AFIS' systems are managed by the company's ONM100 network suite.

"AFIS is ideal for use in forward operational areas or in emergency situations where it is necessary to provide armed forces with timely aeronautical communications," the company said. "It is particularly effective in managing the critical phases of a flight, including take-off, approach and landing."

Selex ES introduced the system at an international air show in Britain.

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