Redflex adds $46m deal to Lockheed agreement

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Melbourne communications maker Redflex has signed a $46 million contract with Lockheed Martin for the supply of voice communications gear and services for a flight service station project.

Melbourne communications maker Redflex has signed a $46 million contract with Lockheed Martin for the supply of voice communications gear for a flight service station project.

Redflex Communications Systems, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Redflex Group, said in a statement that it had signed a deal to supply equipment to Lockheed Martin's Flight Service Stations of the 21st Century (FS21) project in the US.

The $46 million deal is the largest single contract ever signed by Redflex.

Redflex said the deal was part of a US$1.9 billion FS21 outsourced services contract in which Lockheed Martin had agreed to provide outsourced services to the US' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next 10 years.

The newest deal would see Redflex Communications Systems supply voice and communications equipment and also design systems for 20 aviation control locations across the US mainland, Redflex said.

Brad Kay, US-based chief executive of Redflex Communications Systems, said the company would supply its "latest technology offering", based on a newly-developed product dubbed Switchplus Generation III.

"This project further builds on our reputation in the industry for the provision of national air communications systems," Kay said.

"Redflex is proud to be associated with such a major program for the FAA with one of its key prime contractors, Lockheed Martin."

The new agreement follows an initial $15.4 million FS21 announcement with Lockheed Martin, announced earlier this year.

Redflex Communications Systems has facilities in Melbourne and the US. Its systems are used by the Australian army, civil aviation, NSW State Rail and in airports in Dubai, Fiji, Mauritius and Bahrain.

Another company in Redflex Group, digital camera maker Redflex Traffic Systems signed millions of dollars in US and other international contracts for red light cameras in recent years.

Redflex Communications Systems (RCS) complements Redflex Traffic Systems. Both companies do their own systems engineering, system integration and R&D. 

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