Irish Air Corps Contract for Systems Interface

An example of a Systems Interface DME colocated with a NDB installation. (SIL)

UK-based Systems Interface has been awarded a ‘Turnkey’ contract by the Irish Air Corps, Department of Defence, to supply, install and commission a replacement Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) Transmitter and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) at Gormanston Camp, County Meath, Ireland.

The company said it will provide all civil works on site to replace the end-of-life equipment with a Nautel Vector 125-Watt Solid State Dual NDB Transmitter, Antenna Tuning Unit complete with the its own self supporting 10m Mast with mast lighting transformer kit. The NDB will be collocated with a Normarc Dual System 1000 Watt High Power DME. Both Systems will have full remote control and monitoring to two off site locations and all equipment will be installed in a new Equipment Shelter and compound area.

The installation is scheduled to start in July 2020.