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Thales ATC Center Operational in Namibia

By Tish Drake | January 10, 2012
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The new Namibian air traffic control center, equipped with Thales systems, is now operational in Windhoek, Thales said Tuesday.

Under the contract, which Thales signed three years ago, Thales supplied its Eurocat system, which fuses data from co-mounted Thales primary and secondary radars at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport as well as from WAM1 stations supplied by ERA. Eurocat also incorporates flight plan and ADS-C data into the display system. The functionality of the systems allows controllers to guide aircraft anywhere within Namibia’s flight information region with high levels of precision, safety and security, according to Thales. This system also enables Namibia to significantly reduce aircraft separation within its airspace while considerably enhancing flight safety at the same time.

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