Fusion Air Traffic Management has confirmed its down-selection to contest the next phase of the UK Ministry of Defence's Project Marshall requirement.

Formed of Lockheed Martin, Selex Systems Integration and Cobham, Fusion is pursuing a proposed 22-year air traffic management service provision deal, which will support military activities in the UK and overseas.

Confirming its progression in a 19 September statement, the consortium said: "We look forward to entering into competitive dialogue with the customer."

A BAE Systems-led team, also involving Altran Praxis, Indra and LFV Aviation Consulting, announced on 13 September that it had made the final phase of the Project Marshall competition.

The Aquila Air Traffic Management Services consortium formed of Babcock, NATS Services and Thales UK is also known to have made the shortlist.

Source: Flight International