Latest technology identification radar systems to be delivered
First air traffic control system according to the most advanced standard
02 April 2008
EADS Defence & Security (DS) together with its local partner Integrated Energy Systems & Resources Inc (IESRI), Manila/Philippines, has been awarded a contract to deliver one of the most advanced secondary radar systems for air traffic control purposes to the Philippine Air Transportation Office (ATO). The system which will be delivered by mid-2008 will be the first building block of a comprehensive modern air traffic control network.
Defence Electronics, an integrated Business Unit of EADS Defence & Security, will establish this first air traffic control system employing the latest Mode-S standard in the region. Mode-S is an enhancement of existing air traffic control procedures in the process of implementation worldwide. IESRI will take over the system responsibility with technical support of EADS Defence & Security.
“Air traffic control authorities all over the world are faced with a continually increasing air traffic density,” explained Bernd Wenzler, CEO of Defence Electronics. “This situation requires a high-performance air traffic control system ensuring reliability, easily manageable logistics and comprehensive data exchange.”
The surveillance systems, so-called MSSR 2000 I secondary radars, provide an overview of the air situation based on interrogations, that are in part transmitted in coded form, and automatic replies from the aircraft. This supplements the information previously supplied by ATO radars and in this way improves monitoring of air traffic.
Furthermore, MSSR 2000 I has been installed on board of German naval vessels of the type F122, F123, K130 and S143a. Moreover, the system is being used by the naval armed forces of France, Norway and Finland. Together with air defence and traffic surveillance radars MSSR 2000 I is in service in Germany and numerous other countries. MSSR 2000 I is the only civil/military qualified Mode-S enhanced surveillance secondary radar in the world also offering military Mode-5 capabilities. This dual use capability offers significant commonality savings.
Defence Electronics is an integrated Business Unit of EADS Defence & Security (DS). DS is a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global security, service and support solutions. In 2007, DS – with around 22,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.5 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2007, EADS generated revenues of € 39.1 billion and employs a workforce of about 116,000.
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