Gibraltar to Benefit from RAF Marshall Programme for upgrades in air traffic management


New UK military air traffic management suite falls far short of savings goals

More than 60 sites in the U.K. and abroad to begin using updated systems and support as part of a £1.5 billion transformation of air traffic management.

The introduction of cutting-edge technology as the result of what is known as the Marshall Programme will be a major step forward for Britain’s aging defense air traffic management capabilities, but it has come at a greater-than-expected cost.

:gibraltar: Gibraltar is expected to be the first overseas location to benefit from Marshall.

“Programme Marshall will save hundreds of millions of pounds for the taxpayer as it continues to deliver for U.K. Armed Forces by providing cutting-edge air traffic management technology,” said a spokesman.

At the original program approval in 2014 the completion of the equipment installation was scheduled for March 2021.

Against a background of mounting program difficulties the schedule was reset in 2017-2018, to December 2024.

Aside from sites in the U.K. the British are installing the Marshall equipment at overseas bases as well, including Gibraltar, the Falklands and Cyprus.

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Project Marshall at a glance

New Air Traffic system operational with 300 UK jobs supported - GOV.UK

RAF Gibraltar to replace radar equipment