The ATNAVICS will be produced in Raytheon's Largo, Fla.
The AN/TPN-31 ATNAVICS is the world's only fully autonomous International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and U.
Mounted on two High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), ATNAVICS includes Primary, Secondary and Precision Approach Radars, Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) capabilities as well as an operations shelter with controller consoles, advanced automation displays and secure multi-mode communications.
Mounted on two High Mobility, Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles and two trailers, the self-contained ATNAVICS provides rapid response key air traffic control services at Army airfields and tactical landing sites.
ATNAVICS is the only radar approach control (RAPCON) and landing system contained on tactical mobile vehicles that can be transported in a single C-130 aircraft.
The first ATNAVICS is scheduled for delivery to the Army in October 1998.
Thoroughly tested in the tactical air traffic environment, the ATNAVICS will provide the Army unprecedented levels of performance, safety and reliability well into the 21st century," said Lt.
Raytheon's ATNAVICS system will provide the Army with an immediate forward deployed tactical air traffic control capability," said Robert Eckel, vice president of Raytheon's Air Traffic Management Systems business.
Identical to the precision approach radar used in ATNAVICS designated AN/TPN-31, it will be installed in permanent locations at Army airfields.
The ATNAVICS and FBPAR systems are solidly based upon a heritage of Raytheon's military air traffic control and landing systems development for the Department of Defense that goes back more than 35 years.
is solidly based upon a heritage of Raytheon's military air traffic control and landing systems development for the Department of Defense that goes back more than 35 years.
Raytheon's approach for ATNAVICS
and fixed-base PAR is highly affordable and will attract other agencies requiring a compact, highly mobile and rapidly deployable air traffic system," said Alan Beilowitz, program manager for the system.