The U.S. Air Force Electronic System Center (ESC) has selected the Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system from Saab Sensis within the Kyrgyz Republic. Saab Sensis is a member of the Raytheon Company team that won the competitive procurement.
Through the incorporation of multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft locations based on transponder signals, air traffic controllers will now be afforded precise aircraft position and identification information regardless of weather conditions. With a higher update rate and greater positional accuracy than traditional radar, Saab Sensis multilateration provides effective observation for increased safety, capacity and efficiency of the Kyrgyz Republic airspace. By employing advanced processing techniques, a Saab Sensis multilateration system uses the minimal number of sensors for a less complex, lower lifecycle cost solution. Additionally, each multilateration sensor deployed supports ADS-B, the company said.
”The Air Force project further demonstrates Saab Sensis as the WAM provider of choice to the industry’s most demanding applications ” said David Kovarik, vice president of Saab Sensis. “This project affords us another opportunity to demonstrate the close partnership between Saab Sensis and Raytheon, again bringing value to the Air Force within a highly challenging mission environment."