AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 11th, 2008 — Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] recently received a $15.5 million contract from Kazaeronavigatsia, a state-owned air navigation service provider, to deploy a SkyLine® air traffic management system at an area control center in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. This is the second contract awarded to Lockheed Martin as Kazaeronavigatsia works to establish a national air traffic management system that will enhance Kazakhstan’s transportation infrastructure.
“Our work is vital in helping the Kazakhstan government modernize its national airspace,” said Judy Marks, president of Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions. “We are extremely proud to be part of an effort to deliver air traffic control improvements that demonstrate the forward-looking leadership of Kazaeronavigatsia in this region.”
The new contract also includes three remote towers in Aktobe, and an air defense system in Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital, where the first Lockheed Martin SkyLine system is helping to guide 47 percent of the country’s airspace. Officials announced the Aktobe work today during the ATC Global 2008 Conference and Exposition in Amsterdam. It follows a $5.6 million contract awarded in 2004 to provide an area control center and a terminal control center at Astana.
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