ATM Modernization

India Upgrading Civil Radar in Northeast

By James T. McKenna | July 3, 2017

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Airports Authority of India is installing new surveillance radars at the primary international airport in the country’s northeast.

The installation is a part of an ongoing initiative to modernize India’s air navigation services with new radars, ADS-B equipment and air traffic service automation systems at various locations throughout the country, according to the authority.

Built by ELDIS of Pardubice, Czech Republic, under a 2014 contract, the RL-2000 primary surveillance radars and collocated MSSR-1 monopulse secondary surveillance radar (with the Mode S capability) are to be installed at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati in the northeast state of Assam. The airport lies along the Brahmaputra River in a section of Assam sandwiched between Bangladesh and Bhutan. To the east, Assam borders Myanmar.

Data from the ELDIS radar will be integrated with the Air Traffic Automation System provided by Madrid-headquartered Indra for the airport’s approach control and area control centers and other automation systems covering India’s northeastern skies, the authority said.

The authority said it expects to commission the radar by October.

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