Harris chosen by Turkey to upgrade air traffic management communication system

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been selected to supply a next-generation, VoIP communication system to support the Republic of Turkey´s air traffic management (ATM) services, the company said.

Harris was chosen following a rigorous review by Devlet Hava Meydanlari Isletmesi (DHMI), Turkey´s air navigation service provider.

Harris will provide DHMI with its cloud-based Voice Communication System for the 21st Century (VCS21). It will be installed at seven facilities in Turkey, and will include more than 337 controller working positions that can access up to 52 radio sites across DHMI control operations.

The VCS21 system will be part of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project, a collaborative initiative to modernize European airspace and air traffic control. VCS21 delivers net-centric voice communications that reduce dependency on traditional point-to-point communications, while supporting an efficient transition to IP-based communications.

Harris Corporation provides technology solutions to government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries. The company is organized into three business segments: communication systems, space and intelligence systems, and electronic systems. It has approximately USD 6 billion in annual revenue.