The US Navy has selected Leonardo as the prime contractor for the supply of critical ground-based instrument landing systems (ILSs) for naval air stations.

The indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a potential value of up to $20.9m and has been awarded by the US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to Leonardo subsidiary Selex ES

Leonardo was chosen by the navy via a competitive procurement process.

The deal will see the company deliver up to 31 units of its Model 2100 ILS equipped with collocated distance measuring equipment (DME).

“The deal will see the company deliver up to 31 units of its Model 2100 ILS equipped with collocated distance measuring equipment (DME).”

Leonardo’s Model 2100 ILS is a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 10-compliant system that has been commissioned at hundreds of Category I – III operational locations worldwide.

The company has delivered more than 144 ILS systems to the US Air Force (USAF) to date.

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In addition, Leonardo has secured another contract to supply more than 500 Model 1118A / 1119A DME systems to the FAA in support of the air administration’s current and NextGen DME requirements.

The Model 2100 system features multiple configurations and is equipped with a wide variety of antenna arrays.

The system is also field upgradeable from Category I to Category II  ⁄  III, enabling it to easily adapt to changing operating conditions.