GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was recently selected to continue technical support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Microprocessor-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (Micro-EARTS). This system receives and integrates air traffic data from multiple surveillance sources and displays the information for use in air traffic control. Micro-EARTS is currently installed in four FAA facilities at Alaska, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and at the FAA Academy and the William J. Hughes Technical Center.
With more than 20 years of operative proficiency for the National Airspace System, the Micro-EARTS program is an easily adapted and scalable system. This platform, used in large consolidated facilities as well as small configurations, provides common air traffic control functionality to all Micro-EARTS sites with a standard software and hardware model. Under this new five-year contract valued at $28.3 million, Lockheed Martin will continue to support the FAA in the analysis, design, development and testing of air traffic control functionalities for Micro-EARTS within this program.
“In conjunction with the FAA, Lockheed Martin developed and deployed Micro-EARTS and continues to provide development and maintenance support,” said Paul Engola, vice president of transportation and financial solutions at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. “We value our more than 60-year partnership with FAA to enhance efficiency and safety through air traffic control automation. We look forward to providing life-cycle support services that ensure Micro-EARTS is a superior automation system for years to come as it serves its important sites and integrates with FAA’s NextGen capabilities.”