RAYTHEON HAS been selected to modernise the US Federal Aviation Administration's terminal radar-approach-control (TRACON) system, and stands to earn more than $1 billion from its Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS), when combined with US military procurements.

Raytheon beat teams headed by Boeing and Lockheed Martin to win the competition to replace 20-year-old equipment with new computers, displays and software.

Teamed with Raytheon are Hughes Information Systems and Magnavox Electronic Systems. The FAA plans to have the first STARS operational at Boston Airport by December 1997 with subsequent deliveries to FAA and US military sites up until 2007.

Source: Flight International