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Indra to Deploy New Radars in Morocco and Modernize the Agadir Control Center

  • The radars will be installed in Safi and near Agadir and Ifrane airports
  • The new en-route control center at Agadir will be equipped with Indra's technology
  • The multinational has a solid position as provider of air traffic systems for the Office National des Aeroports (ONDA)

The Moroccan air navigation services provider, the Office National des Aéroports (ONDA), has awarded Indra the contracts to deploy air traffic control radars at three different sites and to modernize the Agadir control center, one of the largest in the country. The systems supplied have a list price approximately of 10 million of Euros.

Indra will equip the Agadir station with a primary radar and a Mode S secondary radar, which together offer the maximum aircraft detection and identification capability. The company will also implement a Mode S secondary radar in Safi and another one in Ifrane to reinforce traffic control in their air space.

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The implementation of these radars will enable ONDA to absorb increased air traffic as their precision allows the distance between aircraft to be reduced while maintaining maximum safety levels.

Indra will also supply air traffic management systems to the new Agadir approach and en-route control center. The new building to be erected by ONDA will have more than 30 air controller positions and will oversee the traffic in one of the busiest areas in the country, Agadir being a popular tourist destination.

Indra has established a close relationship with the Moroccan aeronautical agency, the Office National des Aéroports (ONDA). Two major projects have been the modernization of the Casablanca control center and the implementation of primary and secondary radars in Casablanca and Tangier, but the company has also deployed its automatic dependent surveillance (ADS-B) systems as well as an advanced network of satellite communications which services the control centers at the country's airports. Indra also supplied air control simulators to train ONDA's controllers.

Source : Indra - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Oct 22, 2015


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