The FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) provides increased safety and efficiency within the National Airspace System. RI&S continues to serve as the systems integrator for STARS, having received the 5-year contract as part of a 10-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity award, which will allow for technology refresh, deployment of future applications and necessary enhancements and sustainment of STARS.

RI&S will provide operational support and sustainment of the 700-plus operational STARS systems worldwide for the FAA and the Department of Defense under the new contract,” said Denis Donohue, vice president, Communications and Airspace Management Systems, RI&S. “This is key to advancing the FAA’s NextGen modernization initiative to help keep our skies and the public safe.”

STARS is a single, state-of-the-art air traffic control systems at all the nation's major airports.

STARS is nationally deployed at all FAA terminal radar approach control facilities, DoD radar approach control facilities and FAA/DoD air traffic control towers. It enables air traffic controllers to manage the terminal air space, including verifying spacing, direction, headings and vectors, as well as providing conflict alerts and weather advisories.