Nigeria Unveils Naira Aviation Radar Project

28 June 2010 (Last Updated June 28th, 2010 18:30)

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has launched the €68m ($83m) naira radar project to ensure a safe aviation network in Nigeria. The project, which was conceived seven years ago, will have nine locations with major stations in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, acc

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has launched the €68m ($83m) naira radar project to ensure a safe aviation network in Nigeria.

The project, which was conceived seven years ago, will have nine locations with major stations in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano, according to the Nigerian Tribune.

It will be co-fixed with primary and secondary surveillance systems that will have ranges of 65 and 256 nautical miles, respectively.

The radar project will have five relay stations located at Ilorin, Maiduguri, Obubra, Numan and Talata-Mafara.

It will include a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) network to connect the various radar sites and allow the two area control centres in Lagos and Kano to receive radar inputs from the secondary radar sites.