Indra Radar Systems to Control 70% of Indonesia's Airspace

Indra will implement four new latest-generation radar systems in Indonesia. This contract means that there will now be ten stations deployed by the company, controlling approximately 70% of the archipelago's airspace.

The new stations will be at Natuna, Tanjung Pinang, Sorong and Pontianak and will have Indra mode S secondary radars. This technology is the most advanced in the market in terms of the detection and identification of aircraft and complies with the highest standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Eurocontrol, amongst others.

These systems will be added to the ones already implemented by Indra at Sentani, Bali, Medan, Curug, Tarakan and Timika. The modernisation of the surveillance network will appreciably improve the safety of air operations and increase the number of flights that can be managed.

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The radar system implemented by Indra at Curug will be used to train the technicians who are to use this surveillance system technology.

Thanks to these contracts Indra is now the main supplier of radar systems in Indonesia. The company has been responsible for all the latest projects related to the modernisation of the country's surveillance network.

Air control safety
Additionally, Indra is equipping the Medan control centre, which once construction is completed will manage Sumatra's traffic, and the Berau control centre with its automated air traffic management system. This solution is already in place at the Sentani centre, which manages Papua's traffic.
Indra's automated air traffic management system relieves controllers of certain repetitive tasks, allowing them to manage a greater number of flights. The system also generates alerts in the case of route conflicts. These functions increase the safety and efficiency of the management of the traffic.

Indra in Asia
Indra has been supplying Indonesia with air traffic management systems since 2007. The country's geography, made of up thousands of islands, its popularity as a tourist destination and its strong economic growth have led to a significant increase in its air traffic in recent years. Accordingly, plans to modernise the nation's air traffic management infrastructure have been implemented.

In addition to Indonesia, Indra's positioning in the air traffic management sector throughout the Asia-Pacific region is very strong. For example, the company is deploying a network of radars in Australia to reinforce traffic management along the country's east coast. In China the company's radars will cover the surveillance of 60% of its airspace. The Xian and Chengdu control centres will also use Indra technology to manage an area the size of Western Europe.

Source: Indra
Date: Nov 7, 2012