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Lockheed Martin Meets Major Air Traffic Control System Milestone for Korean Area Control Center

Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, Samsung Data Systems (SDS) of Seoul, Korea, and the Korea Area Control Center (KACC) successfully completed site acceptance tests of the new air traffic management system installed in Inchon, Korea.

The new SkyLine system, developed by Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to enter operational service during the second quarter of 2001, following operational transition and training activities by KACC. It will control airspace in the Korean Flight Information Region and will interface with other aviation automation systems in Korea. Working with prime contractor SDS, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management provided its state-of-the-art SkyLine air traffic control system, customized for the Korean customer's unique requirements and integrated it with related systems in Korea and internationally. The new system is installed at the new Inchon International Airport in Korea.

The extensive formal tests were conducted over a month-long period in October 2000 and exercised all aspects of the new system, including live tests using KACC staff.

"This is a significant milestone for our team," said Jim Craig, vice president of International Programs at Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management. "During the past two years, we have demonstrated the SkyLine system's capabilities and open, extensible architecture. We've been able to meet our customer's requirements for a high function, state-of-the-art system very cost effectively. The performance by the Lockheed Martin, Samsung, and KACC teams has been exceptional, this has been a great project."

The new Korea Area Control Center system includes proven radar data processing with multi-sensor tracking; state-of-the-art flight data processing; human-computer interface tools that provide a rich set of graphical windows tailored to simplify controller monitoring and tasks, and data preparation with a graphical adaptation tool.

Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation , employs approximately 1,300 people at major facilities in Rockville, Maryland; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Eagan, Minnesota, and Southampton, England.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics and technology services.

SOURCE: Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management

Contact: Julie Vass of Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management,
301-640-2016, or julie.vass@lmco.com