Thales has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Transport & Communications of the Sultanate of Oman to supply, install and commission 10 ILS/DME systems and 6 DVOR/DME systems to Muscat and Salalah international airports, as well as to 5 regional airports located in Sohar, Al Duqm, Adam, Ras Al Hadd and Haima.
The contract will modernise Oman’s current navigation surveillance capabilities, contributing towards a considerable increase in flight safety, according to Thales.
“This contract further increases our footprint in the region and is an acknowledgement of our capabilities and expertise in navigation surveillance systems," said Olivier Badard, president, Thales Middle East and Western Asia.
The new navigation systems will be deployed nationwide in 3 packages (A, B and C), themselves divided into 9 phases. Packages A and B and related phases, which will begin immediately, include delivery, installation and commissioning of 6 ILS and 2 DVOR systems for Muscat and Salalah International Airports. Package C will include delivery, installation and commissioning of 4 ILS and 4 DVOR navigation systems for Sohar, Al Duqm, Adam, Ras Al Hadd and Haima regional airports.