Harris Corporation’s Air Traffic Control Communication System in Bali, Indonesia Goes Live


  • Successful installation and final site acceptance testing of voice communications system for Indonesian airport.
  • Indonesian air traffic controllers and technical staff complete operation and maintenance training.
  • Systems represent first Harris operational-ready ATC systems in Indonesia and support company’s international growth initiative.

WASHINGTON & GATINEAU, QC, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has completed installation, training and Site Acceptance Testing for its air traffic control system (ATC) installed at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia. The announcement was made during the 57th Annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference and Exposition being held October 1-3 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, DC.

Harris supplied its Liberty-STAR™ Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) to the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali and the Sepinggan International Airport in Balikpapan. Liberty-STAR™ VCCS features a modular architecture, open-platform software and commercial-off-the-shelf hardware that delivers a reliable, scalable communications solution for ATC towers, airline and area control dispatch, flight service stations, and mobile shelters.

Harris installed the system at Ngurah Rai International Airport and provided operation and maintenance training for Indonesian air traffic controllers and technical staff. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is equipped with touch-screen operator positions, radio interfaces, telephone interfaces, and a System Maintenance, Administration and Reconfiguration Terminal (SMART) POSITION™.

“With the successful completion of installation and testing of this ATC system, Harris has established a very good working relationship with Angkasa Pura,” said John O'Sullivan, vice president, Mission Critical Networks, Harris Corporation. “The system is now ready for Angkasa Pura to go operational and begin providing the region’s controllers and other operators with much needed improvements in ATC communications capabilities.”

Harris has extensive experience developing mission-critical solutions that support civil and military air traffic control operations worldwide, including more than 200 customers in 50 countries. While these were the company’s first ATC communications contracts in Indonesia, Harris has supplied communications systems for a wide range of countries in the region, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Taiwan.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees – including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.

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