Exelis providing ground approach radar system to Estonia

Dec. 20, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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VAN NUYS, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Estonia's armed forces are to receive transportable ground-control approach radar from Exelis to support NATO exercises, contingencies and humanitarian efforts.

The award for the GCA-2020 radar system is worth more than $8 million. A delivery date for the system was not provided.

"This award expands our footprint of radars supporting critical transportation networks across Europe and strengthens our position as the premier supplier of 'ready-now' air traffic control solutions," said Dave Prater, Exelis vice president and general manager of the radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems business. "Exelis is committed to providing our allies with this key component as they continue to modernize their air traffic management infrastructure and capabilities."

Exelis said its GCA-2020 provides high-performance air navigation services. The system features a transportable, solid-state, electronically scanning radar for primary surveillance, secondary surveillance and precision approach. The system is also standardized with NATO systems operating at 11 other sites across Europe.

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