Jotron and Aquila

Jotron AS is a leading manufacturer of professional communication systems for land, sea and air safety. The company is a key supplier of ATC communication technology to Aquila, a joint venture between NATS and Thales, which has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to transform terminal air traffic management at military airfields.

Aquila will modernise air traffic management at more than 100 MOD locations in the UK and overseas, including more than 60 airfields and ranges.

The overall contract is valued at approximately £1.5bn over the course of its 22-year lifespan and Jotron will supply VHF & UHF radio communications equipment and Ricochet record and replay systems as part of the Aquila Asset replacement programme. More than 70 MOD sites will be installed with Jotron communication technology.

Aquila will deliver new equipment, system upgrades, maintenance, support services and training. The Marshall programme will ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable air traffic management service for the UK Armed Forces.

Jotron has evolved into one of the most respected names in the ATC and coastal communications markets since it was founded in 1967. The company has a profound knowledge of air traffic management requirements and their products have been designed to meet the specific demands of worldwide ATC environments.

Jotron will supply radio equipment and accessories and Ricochet recorder and replay systems with a value of £24.3m. All systems are to be delivered between 2015 and 2021. Jotron will also provide Through-life Support services for the duration of the entire contract.

"After several years of dedicated work on this project, it is a great pleasure for Jotron to finally sign the contract," says Roar Flaatnes, sales and marketing director at Jotron ATC and Coastal Communication Division.

"Jotron has a well-earned reputation of providing its clients with professional and innovative solutions. We are grateful for the trust MOD has shown in Aquila and Jotron technology and we very much look forward to the future cooperation with all parties in this team."

For more information, please contact Jotron.