Navigational Aids and ATC Systems for Military Airfields
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As a leading systems integrator of complex airport and air traffic control (ATC) equipment, Systems Interface is able to offer particular expertise in the project management, consultancy and completion of turnkey projects. This expertise encompasses both fixed-site equipment for civil and military customers, and mobile equipment for military use.
Quality approved to BS EN 9001:2000, we have a proven track record for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of a wide spectrum of aviation products and services worldwide.
- Navigational aids including ILS, DME, DVOR and NDB, and DF
- Integrated ATC solutions, including VHF / UHF, voice recording and VCCS
- Communications systems, including HF, VHF and UHF
- Airfield lighting, including conventional and LED solar lighting
- Meteorological systems, including AWOS and IRVR
With highly experienced engineers, our detailed product knowledge ensures a seamless transition from project inception through to final flight check.
Integrated communication systems for military airfields
Systems Interface has vast experience in specifying, installing and commissioning integrated communications systems for military airfields, including VCCS, voice recorders, radios, antennas and masts, along with supporting infrastructure such as UPS, standby-generators and equipment shelters.
Military aviation project management
Systems Interface offers a range of military aviation project management services. We manage turnkey projects including navigation systems (ILS, DVOR, CVOR, DME, TACAN and NDB), integrated control tower systems ( control consoles, radio and telephone communications), VCCS and met equipment, and airfield ground lighting solutions ranging from PAPIs to complete CAT II and III installations. Typical projects include civil works, antenna rigging, high-voltage supply networks to remote airfield sites, fibre-optic networks and LANs, cable trenching and construction of antenna and shelter foundations, and grading of the ILS glidepath beam-forming areas.
Military airfield navigational aids and instrument landing systems
We are one of Europe’s leading instrument landing system (ILS) and airport navigational aids integrators. ILS systems are available in a wide range of configurations, all meeting the most stringent ICAO Level 4 requirements and designed to be cost-effective, easy to install and operate, and above all, dependable. We can offer a full turnkey service, including civil works.
Military airfield ground lighting
Systems Interface is experienced in delivering military airfield ground lighting, ranging from Category III airfield configurations at international airbases to smaller installations requiring just precision approach path indicators (PAPls) for non-instrument runways. We can also design and supply a portable airfield ground lighting (PAGL) package for both civil and military use. The total turnkey package includes design, supply and installation of equipment plus full control, monitoring and mimics display systems designed to meet the latest ICAO and UK CAA requirements.
Military airfield LED solar lighting
As UK agents for technology leader Avlite Systems, we can provide a range of solar-powered LED-based products specifically tailored to meet the customer’s needs. Quickly installed without cabling, with low maintenance and no electricity bills the lights are ideal for tactical deployment. They are used around the world by civil and regional airfields, defence departments, tower and crane operators, and construction and mining companies.
- Obstructions lights
- Taxiway and runway edge lighting
- Illuminated windsocks
- Guard lights
Airbase / ATC maintenance and support
Systems Interface can undertake specialist maintenance, conduct regularly scheduled maintenance activities and assist with fault diagnosis. We offer a range of contract terms for ad-hoc maintenance visits, scheduled periodic visits and emergency call out cover. Our airport and ATC maintenance and support staff are highly experienced ATC systems engineers, and work to exacting standards. Additionally, we can advise on maintenance policy development and provide a focal point for sourcing spares and repairs.
Airport equipment consultancy
Our airport consultancy services range from system definition to equipment specification and design. Systems Interface utilises sophisticated computer modelling techniques for surveying and site selection for navigational aids (including the production of ILS-sensitive areas) plus the design and preparation of instrument approach procedures.
Ground-based navaid systems training
Systems Interface has developed a series of ground-based navaid systems training courses for personnel responsible for operations, maintenance and management. Courses are tailored to individual customer's needs and can be provided in the UK or overseas. Students receive the appropriate certification for the training they undertake. We can also provide expert trainers to deliver manufacturer’s courses.