Raytheon Awarded $135M to Update FAA Air Traffic Control Systems at 22 Airports

airport towerRaytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $135 million contract modification from the Federal Aviation Administration to complete the company’s work on updates to traffic control systems across 22 airports in the U.S. as part of the agency’s NextGen modernization program.

The company will implement the Standard Terminal Automation System at the final airports through December 2019 as part of the FAA’s NextGen terminal automation modernization effort, Raytheon said Friday.

Operators will use STARS’ single operational baseline to perform terminal automation functions, Raytheon says.

Both the FAA and Defense Department use STARS to manage safety and capacity at airports via terminal automation.

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