Defence systems provider Thales UK has signed contracts with Belfast International and Cardiff airport to provide surveillance radar system.

Thales will supply, install and provide maintenance of the radar system. The installation comprises two solid-state radars and Eurocat air-traffic control (ATC) systems.

The Thales STAR 2000 primary-surveillance radar and co-mounted RSM 970 S mode S MSSR secondary surveillance radar will feed data into the Thales Eurocat-C ATC centre.