Airservices Australia will begin to replace its ageing en route radars across the east coast, following the signing of a $45 million contract with INDRA Australia.
The agreement will see Airservices replace 11 en route radars by 2015, augmenting the satellite based ADS-B network. Several locations across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia have been chosen for Airservices to install the new radars, including Round Mountain (NSW), Hann Tableland (QLD), Mt Bobbara (NSW), Mt Kalamunda (WA), Mt Boyce (NSW), Tabletop Mountain (QLD), Hardgrave (QLD), Mt Alma (QLD), Summertown (SA), Mt Macedon (VIC), and Swampy Ridge (QLD).
“The replacement of these radars is essential to maintain and enhance the level of service and safety assurance we are able to provide to the aviation industry and the travelling public,” Airservices general manager technology and asset services, Alastair Hodgson said.
“The new equipment will offer increased reliability and, through the inclusion of Mode S (select) capability, will deliver greater accuracy,” he added