Harris Corporation Selected to Modernize Indonesian Area Control Center
posted on Oct 18, 2016
- Modernized voice communications systems will improve air traffic management.
- Updated air traffic control system will enable airport to support economic growth.
- Contract supports company’s international growth initiative.
MELBOURNE, Fla./GATINEAU, QC, Canada, October 18, 2016 – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a contract to modernize critical air traffic control (ATC) communications at the Area Control Center (ACC) in Makassar, Indonesia.
Harris will supply the latest version of its Liberty-STAR™ Voice Communication and Control Systems (VCCS) to the Makassar ACC to modernize their existing communication system.
Featuring a modular architecture, open-platform software and commercial-off-the-shelf hardware, Liberty-STAR™ VCCS delivers a reliable, scalable communications solution for ATC towers, area control centres, airline and area control dispatch, flight service stations, and mobile shelters. The system will be equipped with 78 touch-screen operator positions, radio interfaces, telephone interfaces, and a System Maintenance, Administration and Reconfiguration Terminal (SMART) POSITION™. The system is IP-enabled which will allow Indonesian aviation authorities to migrate to the new technology when they are ready.
“With Makassar being one of two area control center’s for the entire country, the criticality of ensuring safe, reliable communications becomes even more vital”, said Ed Sayadian, president, Harris Mission Networks. “Harris has established itself as a leader in voice communication technology and when customers select Harris they know they’re getting a trusted solution they can rely on.”
Harris has extensive experience developing mission-critical solutions that support civil and military ATC operations worldwide, including more than 200 customers in more than 70 countries. This is the company’s latest ATC communications contract in Indonesia, having supplied systems in 2012 for the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali and the Sepinggan International Airport in Balikpapan. To date, Harris has provided communications systems for a number of countries in the Asian region, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia.