Lockheed Martin and Kazaeronavigatsia RSE Sign $49.9 Million Contract

Lockheed Martin  today signed a $49.9 million contract with Kazaeronavigatsia RSE, the air navigation service provider in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Lockheed Martin has been contracted to deploy additional Skyline(R) air traffic management automation systems, and maintain this national system through 2025. This contract will create the first national air traffic management system in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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"For many years, Lockheed Martin and Kazaeronavigatsia have enjoyed a strong partnership," said John Mengucci, president of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions-Civil organization, at the signing at the 2010 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Annual Conference and Exposition. "We are privileged and excited to continue our collaboration to develop the region's most advanced national air traffic management infrastructure."

The Skyline(R) system is a comprehensive, commercial off-the-shelf solution that features flight data processing (FDP) and surveillance data processing (SDP) capabilities that can function as a tower, terminal area, procedural or flow monitoring system service. It provides a flexible configuration of features and functions to fit customer requirements.

This is the fifth contract awarded to Lockheed Martin as Kazaeronavigatsia enhances its capabilities to apply advanced technology to manage Kazakhstan's national airspace. This new contract will allow for the installation of the Lockheed Martin Skyline(R) system in the new Almaty Area Control Center (ACC) and in thirteen airfield towers. It also will allow for upgrades of the Skyline(R) systems at the Astana ACC and the Aktobe ACC.

"Our decision to continue cooperation with Lockheed Martin on further modernization of our air traffic management system in Kazakhstan was based on the company's reputation and proven ability to deploy systems on time and within the budget for our Astana and Aktobe ACC's," said Director General Sergey Kulnazarov of Kazaeronavigatsia RSE. "The new program will guarantee flawless operations of the Kazakhstan air traffic control system throughout its lifecycle."

This contract follows a $15.5 million contract award to Lockheed Martin in 2007 to deploy a Skyline(R) air traffic management system at the ACC in Aktobe, Kazakhstan and four airfield towers.

Under this contract Kazakhstan established the first regional Civil-Military Coordination Centre "Omnyx."
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