Indra has won a contract to deploy a radar station at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, which will improve surveillance of movements within its airspace. It will also equip the international airports of Dalian and Shenyang with its advanced Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS), which will include latest generation surface movement radars.
The station that Indra will deploy at Pudong International Airport will feature a primary radar and a secondary mode S radar, meaning more flights can be managed with tighter security levels. Pudong is one of the fastest growing Chinese airports in terms of passenger numbers.
At the international airports of Dalian and Shenyang, Indra will deploy A-SMGCS systems that will make for more efficient control of aircraft runway maneuvers, and a flight platform, allowing operations to be conducted under poor visibility conditions.
These systems will be equipped with Indra's continuous wave surface radars, which offer high resolution detection and location of aircraft and other objects, whether stationary or in movement.
The company already completed deployment of an initial A-SMGCS system at Guangzhou International Airport, which was the first in China to be equipped with a continuous wave surface radar.
The multinational has a solid position in the Chinese air traffic control systems market. It has deployed a network of fifty radars that controls 60% of airspace. The Chengdu and Xian control centers oversee air traffic in an area that covers 4.2 million km2 using the company's technology. It won a series on contracts in 2015 to deploy more than 60 support radio systems at 20 airports. In total it has deployed more than 900 systems of this kind across the country.