Terma has been contracted to deliver and install two new SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar (SMR) and to upgrade three existing SCANTER 2001 to SCANTER 5502 standard for Dubai International Airport (DXB) in United Arab Emirates bringing the total up to 5 redundant SMR systems.
The purpose of the Surface Movement Radar is to maximize safety in airports by allowing Air Traffic Controllers to monitor, advice, and instruct aircraft, vehicles, personnel etc. moving on the ground in an airport. A radar is very suitable for this purpose as it covers a large area and operates independently of light conditions (day/night), visibility conditions e.g. fog, and possible precipitation e.g. rain and snow.
The SCANTER 5502 Solid State Surface Movement Radars will be integrated into the airport’s NOVA 9000 Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) as the primary non-corporative surveillance sensor.
With a record of 66.5 million passengers in 2013 – an increase by 15.3 per cent compared with 2012 – Dubai International Airport rank 2nd on the list of the world’s busiest airports. An extensive program aims to increase the airport’s capacity until 2020. At this time, the airport will handle 90 million passengers per year and will have grown to become the world’s largest airport.
Dubai International added 28 new passenger destinations during 2013, bringing the total number of destinations served to upwards of 260 cities worldwide operated by more than 130 different airline companies. Aircraft movements in 2013 were 369,953, a 7.5 per cent increase compared to 2012.
Recently, Terma was also contracted for delivery of SCANTER 5502 to Bahrain’s Manama Airport, on top of systems already operational at the Dubai World Central and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
These orders bring the total number of the SCANTER 5000 Solid State family sold well over 100 units.