FREQUENTIS assists US Department of Defense with digital tower technology trials at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia
The Frequentis Transportable Digital Tower solution undergoes trials at Moody Air Force Base (AFB) in Georgia, USA, as part of a multi-site evaluation of digital tower technology. The Moody digital tower solution provides control over an airfield with multiple, parallel runways. The solution uses advanced augmentation to deliver enhanced situational awareness for control over a variety of aircraft types, to include military and civilian aircraft. The multi-site evaluation contracted to Frequentis by the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic and the Air Force Flights Standards Agency completed the first evaluation at Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida in 2021.This involved testing the fixed digital tower solution, using real-world
scenarios, and providing active control over the airbase’s daily operations. The installation of a transportable digital tower at Moody AFB marks the completion of the second location of the Frequentis multi-site evaluation with the US Military.
Following the success of the Frequentis Digital Tower in Florida, Moody Air Force Base becomes the first Department of Defense (DoD) base with multiple runways to test a Digital Tower.
The Frequentis Digital Tower solution provides enhanced visibility and flexibility in complex air traffic environments. The transportable digital tower captures a full view of the airfield and airspace via a variety of camera type and is designed for rapid deployment. The captured view of the airfield is then presented to air traffic controllers in the Integrated Control Room. “Following the success at both Homestead and Moody, interest in our Digital Tower solution, and the
vast improvement in situational awareness that it provides to the Air Traffic Controller, has grown steadily throughout this program. We’re looking forward to the next upcoming installation at a naval air station,” says Jay Balakirsky, President of Frequentis Defense, Inc. As a key subsidiary of the Frequentis group, Frequentis Defense, Inc, headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, offers a broad portfolio of mission-critical products and capabilities.