ASECNA (L'Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar), based in Dakar, Senegal, selected Indra in an international public tender to provide and deploy an ADS-B surveillance network that will cover a total of 17 countries in Africa and several French Overseas Departments in de Indian Ocean. The systems catalogue is worth around 7 million euros.
This network will allow ASECNA air traffic controllers to precisely locate aircraft en-route and on approach and landing. The air surveillance systems will be deployed in Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo and the French Overseas Departments in the Indian Ocean.
This is one of the largest ADS-B surveillance networks deployed anywhere in the world. Indra will thus strengthen its position as one of the foremost providers of air surveillance systems in the continent, having already supplied primary, secondary and surface radars, as well as ADS-B stations.
Deployment of this network of air surveillance stations will include the installation of central ADS-B servers and data merging to ensure the proper visualization at the seventeen ASECNA operations and maintenance centers.
The company will also provide a full training program to the agency's technicians, as well as implementing a high percentage of ADS-B stations at airports and remote stations.
ASECNA will use its own communications network to share with control centers the information provided by ADS-B systems, as well as to remotely control and supervise the status of stations.
Indra has developed and tested its ADS-B systems based on the requisites and demands of the SESAR R&D program, the technological backbone around which the Single European Sky will be built. Indra's ADS-B system is being harnessed by Eurocontrol to certify DO-260B transponders.
In Africa, Indra has offices in Algeria, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Senegal, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.