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Poland orders mobile ground approach radar

VAN NUYS, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. electronics company Excelis says it is supplying Poland's armed forces with mobile ground control approach radar under a contract worth $76 million.

The GCA-2020 system is a solid state, electronically scanning radar system in a single unit that provides primary surveillance, secondary surveillance and precision approach air navigation services. Exelis said it meets International Civil Aviation Organization and NATO flight safety standards.

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"The Exelis GCA combines advanced features with mobility to offer our Polish customers an agile, rapidly deployable air traffic management capability," said Dave Prater, Exelis vice president and general manager of the radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems business. "The integration of cutting-edge technology, compatibility and value that we offer our customers has reinforced our leadership and expanded our footprint in the critical network of global air transportation."

Sweden and Estonia recently ordered GCA-2020 systems. Systems for those countries and Poland -- 11 in all -- will be delivered this year.

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