FALLS CHURCH (dpa-AFX) - General Dynamics C4 Systems, an unit of General Dynamics Corp. (GD), said Tuesday it received a contract from the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, to deliver radios that allow air traffic control personnel to communicate with commercial and military aircraft throughout the National Airspace System.
General Dynamics said the 10-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $363 million if all options are exercised. The company received a $6 million initial award to qualify and certify the radios for operation in the NAS.
'This contract continues General Dynamics' long-standing ability to deliver highly reliable, technologically advanced air traffic control radios to the FAA,' said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.
'As the nation's airspace gets increasingly crowded, these radios have the built-in flexibility to accommodate the growing demand for high-quality, dependable ground-to-air communications.'
The contract is part of the FAA's Next Generation Air-Ground Communications Segment 2 program which includes replacing outmoded air traffic control air-to-ground radios with radios using the latest in communications technology.
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