U.S. Air Force selects Thales deployable landing systemNews
August 11, 2015
ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Thales’ Deployable Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS) to be used in airfield environments such low visibility or low-ceiling weather conditions when precision guidance on final approach by the aircraft is required.
According to company officials, D-ILS is the equivalent of a fixed-based Instrument Landing System that can be used at tactical airfields, during humanitarian relief efforts, or natural disaster areas in diverse regions.
Under contract, Thales will also deliver two Production Representative Units (PRUs) with technical orders and provisional technical documentation; training development and conduct; system analysis, architecture and engineering; and contractor support.
Thales D-ILS is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) system based on its Thales ILS 420.