"Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has a proven history of providing advanced communication equipment globally and we are looking forward to working with them to provide the upgrade of airport VHF radio systems throughout India with the same high quality service and equipment expected," said a spokesperson for Airports Authority of India.
"We will be replacing and upgrading all Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems VHF equipment currently in use at airports across India, including ground-to-air radios and VDL-2 data link software, ensuring that the latest communication equipment is in place functioning at maximum capability," said Charles Houseago, chairman of Northrop Grumman's Park Air Systems.
Under the contract, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will be providing PAE T6 Multimode Digital Radio (MDR) transmitters and receivers with antennas together with training and spares. The PAE T6 MDR is a versatile range of software programmable radios satisfying the requirement for both analogue and digital communications within the airspace environment.
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Peterborough, UK, and Oslo and Horten, Norway, supplies communication, navigation and surveillance systems for air-space operations worldwide. The company has been providing air traffic control and communications systems for military and civil applications in India for more than 20-years. Northrop Grumman also provides mission planning, tactical data links, battle space awareness and other C4ISR solutions.
Northrop Grumman has offices across the Asia and Asia Pacific regions in Seoul, Korea; Tokyo; Taipei, Taiwan; Singapore; New Delhi; and Canberra, Australia. Northrop Grumman opened its New Delhi office in November 2006.