Lockheed Martin to continue technical support to micro-EARTS air traffic control automation program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been selected to continue technical support of the Federal Aviation Administration´s (FAA´s) microprocessor-en route automated radar tracking system (Micro-EARTS), the company said.

This system receives and integrates air traffic data from multiple surveillance sources and displays the information for use in air traffic control. Micro-EARTS is currently installed in four FAA facilities at Alaska, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and at the FAA Academy and the William J. Hughes Technical Center.

With more than 20 years of operative proficiency for the National Airspace System, the Micro-EARTS program´s platform, used in large consolidated facilities as well as small configurations, provides common air traffic control functionality to all Micro-EARTS sites with a standard software and hardware model. Under this new five-year contract valued at USD28.3 million, Lockheed Martin will continue to support the FAA in the analysis, design, development and testing of air traffic control functionalities for Micro-EARTS within this program.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.