INDRA to modernise Eastern Australia En-Route Air Traffic Management

Airservices Australia, the country's Air Navigation Services Provider, commissioned Indra for the modernisation of the radar surveillance stations network which assists en-route  aircraft in the eastern area of the country.

The project amounts to AUD 38 M and has an execution period of 54 months. 
The Company is one of Airservices Australia's key technology providers
With this contract the company secures its relationship with Airservices Australia and becomes a key competitor in the Australian market of air traffic management services (ATM). Besides this, the company takes a significant step in its expansion in Asia-Pacific, an area of strategic importance for the company's growth.

Indra will deliver Mode S secondary radar systems, the most advanced technology of aircraft detection and identification  
Indra will implement nine surveillance stations equipped with Mode S Secondary MSSR Radar (Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar). The systems will be responsible for the heaviest traffic areas, giving support to air control services in the vicinity of the main airports of eastern Australia. 

This contract is another step forward in Indra's strategy to reinforce its presence in the Asia Pacific area 
The Spanish company will also provide Airservices Australia with a transportable Mode S secondary radar system which will be employed in air space surveillance so that the replacement of the systems does not affect current operations. It also facilitates a progressive and secure transition, without detriment to the service. Finally, Indra will deliver another radar system to train the maintenance team and operators.
Indra is present in Australia with a company in Sydney to undertake the works and provide services in the country. It has supplied the navigation aids to Airservices Australia and other local air services providers for many years. In addition to this, the company is a pioneer in the development of this technology.
Proven and efficient systems
The new contract is proof of the success of the radar surveillance solution developed by Indra. Technologically speaking, it is a state-of-the-art system with high capacity of detection, identification and automatic interrogation of the aircraft navigation systems to obtain data regarding course, altitude, position, etc.
The technology is mature and has been widely proven. It has successfully penetrated the ATM market in Asia-Pacific in the last few years. For instance, Indra is currently implementing a network of about 20 MSSR Mode S radars which will cover 60% of China's air space and is reinforcing the radar surveillance for air traffic management in India with 9 systems of this type. The company has also deployed systems in Indonesia and Thailand.
In addition to this, Indra is implementing the whole radar surveillance network in Turkey and has started up the new surveillance and air traffic management systems in Mongolia.
Indra is a leading company in the supply of ATM systems on a world scale. In over 30 years it has supplied in excess of 1,200 units to more than 95 countries.
Indra in Asia-Pacific
Besides Sydney, Indra has a subsidiary in Beijing (China) to manage expansion in Asia-Pacific and another one in Filipinas. The company has been involved in outstanding projects related to most of its lines of business in the Asian Pacific area.
Among the most significant references we can mention the implementation of the ticketing and access control systems in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and in Mumbai, Delhi and Calcutta (India).
Besides the implementation of the radar surveillance systems mentioned above, we can highlight the contract won this year to fit out Xian and Chengdu air traffic control centres which coordinate the upper airspace of an area similar in extension to Western Europe. In China Indra has undertaken outstanding aeronautics simulation projects such as: training systems for Hainan Airlines and Air China and is currently developing the first helicopter simulator to be implemented in the country, at Airbus' training centre in Beijing. 
In this country, it has implemented traffic control systems for motorways and tunnels; railway access control systems; surveillance systems for the Honk Kong coast, (over 200 isles and one of the main harbours worldwide). Indra also possesses software laboratories and development centres in Philippines where projects within the energy sector are being exported.


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