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Indra Awarded $198 Million Contract for Man-portable Tactical Air Navigation (MP TACAN) System

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Indra Awarded $198 Million Contract for Man-portable Tactical Air Navigation (MP TACAN) System

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Indra Awarded $198 Million Contract for Man-portable Tactical Air Navigation (MP TACAN) System
Indra Awarded $198 Million Contract for Man-portable Tactical Air Navigation (MP TACAN) System

Indra Air Traffic, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, was awarded a not-to-exceed $198,360,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contract for the man-portable Tactical Air Navigation (MP TACAN) system replacement program. The man-portable TACAN is recognized as the world smallest technologically advanced TACAN available today and providing the same fundamental navaids capabilities. To operate successfully, all Thales TACAN systems are fully compliant with NATO STANAG and all other relevant international standardsThis contract provides for MP TACAN systems, spares, support equipment, interim contractor support, training, travel, organic depot stand up support, technical data packages, and engineering change support for future technology upgrades. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Thales’ TACAN family is the most diverse and mission-focused line of products available today. Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) is a component crucial to military pilots in conducting their operations. TACAN, as a radio navigation aid, provides equipped aircraft with bearing and distance to a fixed base facility, temporary location or naval vessel. To further increase its 50+ year legacy of navigation aids expertise, Thales acquired Moog’s surface navigation aids business, to provide a more comprehensive TACAN offering to its customers worldwide. Based on 800+ references spanning the globe and a large installed base in United States, Thales has extensive expertise in TACAN across all possible surface applications. TACAN equipment are deployed for military applications and for civil environment. Thales is the only Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) designing and producing both ground and airborne TACAN equipment.

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