20 June 2014
Exelis (NYSE: XLS)said it has been selected by San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to provide its airport ground vehicle and aircraft surveillance solutions to enhance airport surface safety and efficiency.
Exelis, a leader in providing critical network solutions, will provide SFO with its Symphony vehicle movement area transponder and Symphony MobileVue solutions.
VMAT transmits position and uniquely identifiable call sign information for ground vehicles operating on the airport surface. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers, airport personnel and aircraft pilots can view and track the VMAT-equipped vehicles. They can also track aircraft operating near the airport and on its surface, providing a complete picture of airport surface activity. Five initial VMAT units have been deployed at SFO, with another 80 to be deployed this summer.
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