Technology and consulting firm Indra is set to deploy 3D civil aviation radar in South Korea to ensure air safety of the A593 airway route that links Japan with China and South Korea.

The route, which also serves as a gateway for flights from North America, is said to be one of the busiest and most complex routes to manage globally.

Indra will install its long-range 3D radar on the Korean island of Jeju, in cities with multiple airports and areas with wind farms that cause interference with conventional radars.

The 3D radar system will run along with a fully digitalised secondary radar and an ADS-B surveillance system, which capture data automatically sent by aircraft in flight.

In a statement, Indra said: “Three-dimensional radars are the only ones capable of completely independently determining the altitude at which an aircraft is flying, unlike traditional ones, which interrogate the aircraft to collect this information. 

“They’re radars that electronically sweep the entire airspace they’re monitoring with hundreds of independent energy pulses. It’s as if multiple radars were working in coordination to determine the longitude, latitude and elevation of each aircraft.”

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The company further stated that the new radar system has a range of more than 354km and can operate in the most extreme weather conditions due to the signal’s advanced digital processing.

It will be the third radar system that Indra will deploy on the Jeju island.

Previously, the company deployed a secondary radar and a primary 2D approach radar system in the region.

Last month, Korean Airport Corporation implemented Indra’s InNOVA Tower System at Jeju International Airport (CJU) in South Korea.