Indra to Deploy S-Band Radars at Geneva and Zurich Airports

first_imgThe Swiss air navigation services provider, Skyguide, has awarded Indra a contract to deploy primary S-band surveillance radars at the Geneva and Zurich international airports after competing in an international public tender. The catalog price for these systems is around 6 million euros.Indra’s surveillance systems will support approach and landing maneuvers at the country’s two largest airports. Their solid performance will help ensure optimal safety levels and allow for high traffic capacity and smooth flow at the two airports. These radars will replace the existing equipment and feature the latest developments in the mitigation of interferences caused by wind energy turbines. This technology also offers greater capabilities for detecting adverse climatological conditions.Indra has worked with Skyguide since early 2000 implementing the NOVA A-SMGCS in Zurich and Geneva. In Geneva, they have recently installed a new second Surface Movement Radar. In total 12 NORMARC Instrument Landing Systems have been installed over the years at 7 Swiss airports, the latest being the world’s first ultra-wide CAT III ILS going into operations in 2014. The main runway in Zurich is equipped with their DME (Distance Measurement Equipment).To win this new contract, they successfully demonstrated the high quality and performance of their systems, the solid nature of the company and their flexibility to adapt to client requirements.This new contract bolsters Indra’s leadership in Europe, where they have worked with the continent’s foremost air navigation service providers. Their iTEC solution is spearheading the deployment of new generation air traffic control systems in Europe, which in 2020 are set to oversee one in three flights over the continent. They are also playing a prominent role in the SESAR project, to build the technological foundations on which the future Single European Sky will be based.last_img

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