Defence and security company Saab has finished the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) project for Uljin Airfield and Muan International Airport in South Korea.

As part of the project, Saab also deployed the multilateration (MLAT) sensors with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capability.

Saab said that the implementation of Saab’s A-SMGCS and MLAT sensors with ADS-B will improve surveillance coverage and tracking capabilities of air traffic movements at and near the two airports.

The A-SMGCS can combine and correlate surveillance data with flight plan data from sources such as the Daegu and Incheon Area Control Centre.

This system is said to improve situational awareness in all weather conditions by alerting air traffic controllers against unsafe airport conditions, including runway incursions and restriction violations.

It will also boost the safety and sustainability of air traffic control at the two airports, stated the firm.

Saab business unit Traffic Management head Peter Engberg said: “Saab’s technology is enhancing the safety at the airport, in line with Saab’s mission to contribute to keeping people and society safe. Increasing the situational awareness of air traffic movements in all weather conditions is an important safety factor.”

The security firm completed the project after signing the site acceptance test protocols.

Saab offers various air traffic management (ATM) solutions including surveillance radars and sensors, digital air traffic control automation systems and others.

Its solutions are deployed by air navigation service providers, airports and airlines in more than 100 locations across 45 countries and six continents.