Raytheon to enhance FAA's air traffic control system

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a USD 73 million FAA contract modification to perform Technical Refresh 1 of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, the company said.

This update will enable future Terminal NextGen air traffic control tools to be incorporated into STARS and further enhance the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System.

STARS is the automated air traffic control system operated by both the FAA and DOD to manage airspace in both large, complex terminal areas, such as New York, and in small, but security-sensitive airspace. STARS simplifies the implementation of NextGen enhancements that will improve air traffic flow and separation in the NAS.

Raytheon has more than 65 years of experience in providing global air traffic management technology, products and services to civil and military customers around the world. Raytheon´s ATM solutions operate in more than 60 countries and monitor more than 60 percent of the world´s airspace.