Indra has upgraded the monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR) network for Airport Authority India with its modeS technology to modernise the country's air traffic management (ATM) system.
Indra has delivered nine secondary radar systems with modeS technology, which are in operation at radar stations in Chennai, Bellary, Vizag, Porbandar, Bhopal, Udaipur, Jharsuguda, Calcutta and Katihar.
The system is expected to increase ATM coverage across 80% of India's air space, help improve safety and reduce costs.
Indra supplied the system as part of AAI's contracts awarded in 2010 to modernise its infrastructure.
The company is also deploying its automated air traffic management system, which has already been tested by AAI, at 38 airports across the country.
Installation of the system is undergoing at Calcutta's Control Centre, which is expected to be one of the four biggest ATM centres in the country, with around 80 air controller positions to control a major proportion of flights to and from Southeast Asia.
Indra is also developing simulators with 40 positions for installation in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta, to train controllers and allow AAI to perform analyses and obtain statistics on the type of traffic using its airspace.
Indra's MSSR radar meets the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as well as the performance that is required by EUROCONTROL.
The system will offer improved flexibility to deploy as per the requirements of clients and includes complete international capabilities as improved surveillance performances.
Image: Calcutta's Control Centre is expected to be one of the four biggest ATM centres in India, covering the majority of flights to and from Southeast Asia.