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JUNE 2024

France Selects Collins Aerospace’s ATNAVICS for its Armée de Terre

The French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has selected Collins Aerospace’s vehicle-mounted Air Traffic Navigation, Integration, and Coordination System (ATNAVICS) for the tactical control, approach and landing capabilities of the French Armée de Terre. According to Collins Aerospace, an RTX business and a leader in integrated and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry, this order ushers France into the same league as the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force in the use of this solution for rapid ground control approach deployment.

ATNAVICS is the world’s only fully autonomous and complete mobile Ground Controlled Approach compliant to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. It is highly mobile, providing air traffic services for the rapid deployment of troops and equipment to remote locations or in support of humanitarian missions in severe environments. 



“The selection by the DGA of our mobile air traffic control systems will provide French forces with expeditionary air traffic management capabilities,” said Dr. Bruce Brown, Vice-President of Business Development Mission Systems for Collins Aerospace. “Our mission-proven system is designed to provide field operations with on-demand surveillance, precision landing and identification friend-or-foe capabilities.”

“We look forward to receiving this new capability, which will enable our forces to quickly open up theaters of operation, thanks to the use of a single military transport aircraft for ATNAVICS dispatch, which can be deployed in less than an hour,” said Colonel Aurélie, Direction Générale de l’Armement. 

With over two decades of service in the U.S. and 54 systems currently in operation, ATNAVICS has received continuous upgrades and enhancements ensuring its longevity for the coming decades.