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Deployable air traffic control – from off the radar to off the shelf

Derailed by major budget cuts in 2011, the US Air Force's Deployable Radar Approach Control (D-RAPCON) system is back on track. Dr Gareth Evans reports on how the decision to adopt a more commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) approach to procurement has revived the concept of deployable mobile air traffic for use in conflict and natural disaster missions.

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