Boston Airport to Launch New $1.3m Radar System

26 August 2009 (Last Updated August 26th, 2009 18:30)

Logan International Airport in Boston, US, has announced plans to launch a $1.3m radar system that will help detect big vessels in the Boston Harbour. The radar system will also be able to measure a vessel's height and will use an infrared camera to spot ships in Boston's primary channe

Logan International Airport in Boston, US, has announced plans to launch a $1.3m radar system that will help detect big vessels in the Boston Harbour.

The radar system will also be able to measure a vessel's height and will use an infrared camera to spot ships in Boston's primary channel when weather conditions do not permit clear view from the air traffic control tower.

The move is designed to enhance security and safety at the airport, which accommodated over 26 million travellers in 2008.