Era a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc., today announced that Lianozovo Electromechanical Plant (LEMZ) has selected Era to deploy a surface surveillance solution at Moscows Domodedovo International Airport. The solution will utilize Eras MSS multilateration and ADS-B system, as well as 150 Squid vehicle tracking units, and will be integrated into an advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS).
Domodedovo International Airport, the Russian Federations largest airport, has seen an annual passenger increase of 28 percent since 2000. Due to this rapid expansion, airport officials have sought infrastructure enhancements that would not only increase passenger satisfaction, but also increase the safety and efficiency of ground operations. Our strong partnership with LEMZ has been instrumental in this very important and strategic win for Era in the Russian market. This will be the first multilateration surveillance system deployed in the Russian Federation, said Era Systems Corporation Senior Vice President Kevin Layton. Era will now be the first and only company with a certification from Russian Federation authorities for multilateration surveillance systems. Eras commercial-off-the-shelf multilateration system and Squid units will enhance the safety of all ground traffic on Domedodovos surface. For tower controllers, the system will provide accurate, reliable and automatic identification of aircraft and vehicles around all movement areas, in all weather conditions. The scalability of Eras multilateration system will allow for future expansion to provide surveillance in the Moscow terminal maneuvering area. "Our decision to use Era was based not only on their reputation for high-quality and reliability, but also their proven ability to integrate terminal surveillance systems with surface surveillance systems," said LEMZ CEO Dr. Gennady Bendersky, "As air traffic continues to increase in the Russian Federation, Era's multilateration system will be integral for Domodedovo's continued safety and will help to improve the airport's overall efficiency."