UAE’s GCAA awards Rohde & Schwarz for radio transformation at Sheikh Zayed Centre

- Dubai, UAE.

Rohde & Schwarz awarded prestigious “Radio Replacement” project by GCAA, involving upgrade of over 200 ATC radios as an enhancement to already installed voice communications infrastructure at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi/Munich, November 17 2023 — The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has awarded the “Radio Replacement” project to Rohde & Schwarz. This significant project aims to modernize the radio communications system at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre in Abu Dhabi.

The “Radio Replacement” project involves the installation of over 200 new radios, including providing a significant enhancement to the already installed voice communication system (VCS). Rohde & Schwarz, with its strong in-country presence and comprehensive system capabilities, emerged as the ideal partner for this digital transformation.

With 30 years of presence in the UAE, Rohde & Schwarz has demonstrated its unwavering dedication to serving the country with cutting-edge technologies and exceptional services. The company's market-leading R&S Series 5200, a next-generation air traffic control (ATC) radio, played a pivotal role in securing this contract as its multiple network interfaces enable a seamless integration into the existing infrastructure.

The signing ceremony, held at the Dubai Airshow 2023, was witnessed by Patrick Brodda, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz Emirates LLC, and H.E. Saif Al Suwaidi, the Director General of the GCAA.

"Modernizing the radio communication infrastructure at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre in Abu Dhabi represents one of GCAA's groundbreaking projects," said H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi. “Partnering with Rohde & Schwarz will elevate this project, leveraging their extensive experience, local presence, and cutting-edge technologies. This collaboration will significantly contribute to the development process of the project."

"We are honored to be entrusted with the “Radio Replacement” project by the UAE GCAA," said Mr. Brodda, expressing his gratitude. "This partnership reflects our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art communication solutions and our dedication to the UAE aviation sector."

Rohde & Schwarz looks forward to collaborating closely with the GCAA to ensure the successful implementation of this project. The “Radio Replacement” initiative is a significant step in the digital transformation towards enhancing the efficiency and reliability of the air navigation system in Abu Dhabi, ultimately contributing to the safety and seamless operation of air traffic.

Photo Caption: (F.r.t.l.):H.E. Saif Al Suwaidi, the Director General of the GCAA and Patrick Brodda, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz Emirates LLC. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)


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