Northrop Grumman (NOC), a global security company, said Thursday that its UK- based subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract to supply air traffic control communication systems equipment in a nationwide upgrade across South Africa.
The contract will utilize the Park Air T6 Radio, with more than 550 VHF units deployed to 50 sites. Other system elements will include Park Air’s remote control and monitoring system, multi-access remote control server, integrated cabinets, cavity filters and controllers.
The installation sites will include South Africa’s major airports, O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport. Combined, more than 27 million passengers fly through these two airports each year.
The air traffic control communications equipment will replace legacy Park Air systems installed in 1997.
NOC shares were up 0.9% in recent trade.