$8.3M to Support 37 Mobile Microwave Landing Systems

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AN/TRN-45 MMLS Textron Systems Corp., Wilmington, MA is being awarded an $8,296,838 firm fixed price, time and material and cost contract to provide for the annual service agreement to perform depot level logistics support for 37 AN/TRN-45 Mobile Microwave Landing Systems (MMLS) and MMLS users. The system has seen heavy use in the global war on terror, including Iraq and the even less clement climes of Afghanistan… Microwave landing systems provide all the functionality of instrument landing systems, or ILS, with more precision and capability, and they are better able to support tactical deployments. The MMLS is a portable, ground based, microwave transmitter that provides a mobile, precision approach and landing capability for MLS equipped aircraft operating in inclement weather and hostile environments. It provides a 15 nautical mile range for usable guidance signals for glide paths and landing approaches from 2.5 to 12.5 degrees elevation and courses of +40 degrees azimuth. The MMLS equipment is modular and lightweight, yet rugged enough to withstand operations in forward battle areas. At present, the cargo-carrying C-17 Globemaster IIIs and C-130 Hercules are the only Air Force planes with the receivers needed to use this system on board. New landmark onthe march… As […]

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