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Harris Corporation to modernise air traffic control systems for 22 airports in Colombia

14 July 2015

Harris Corporation has been awarded a contract to supply critical air traffic control (ATC) communications to 22 airports in Colombia.  

Harris will supply its Liberty-STAR™ Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS), to the various sites located across the country.

Liberty-STAR VCCS features a modular architecture, open-platform software and commercial-off-the-shelf hardware that delivers a reliable, scalable communications solution for ATC towers, airline and area control dispatch, flight service stations, and mobile shelters.  The systems will be equipped with touch-screen operator positions, radio interfaces, telephone interfaces, and a System Maintenance, Administration and Reconfiguration Terminal (SMART) POSITION™.

“Harris along with its in-country partner RAPIDEXXUS built a successful, long-term partnership with Aerocivil — the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority and as a result become a key supplier for the nation’s air traffic control voice communication needs,” said Carl D’Alessandro, vice president and general manager, Civil Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems.  “We believe our commitment to meeting customer requirements, delivering cost-effective, reliable, high-performance solutions has helped set us apart.”

“For nearly a decade the Harris/RAPIDEXXUS team have been working together delivering advanced air traffic control solutions in Colombia,” said Tarsicio Ochoa, vice president of RAPIDEXXUS. “Harris is a great company to work with since they tailor every solution to each customer’s unique needs and requirements.”

Harris has extensive experience developing mission critical solutions that support civil and military air traffic control operations worldwide, including more than 200 customers in nearly 60 countries.  This contract represents Harris’ eleventh in Colombia and latest in the South American region having already supplied communications systems to a host of countries including Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil.

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