Thales and the Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) Co. of South Africa have a new agreement to replace the legacy air traffic management (ATM) system in the region with a modernized system.
The agreement will launch the Thales TopSky system, the company's ATM automation system launched in 2012 consisting of the Thales Eurocat data fusion, Simcat air traffic control simulator, Flowcat air traffic flow management, Aeronautical Information Management and Integrated Tower products.
Air traffic in Africa has increased exponentially over the last decade, resulting in the need for the new system, Thales said.
"South Africa is emerging as one of the fastest growing and complex ATM regions in the continent," said Patrick Oszczeda, vice president and CEO of Thales South Africa. "This technology acquisition will allow ATNS to deploy a truly future proofed technology capable of not only dealing with the issues and challenges of Africa today, but also capable of growing and adapting as the airspace becomes more complex."
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