Terma has been contracted by Thales Air Systems S.A.S. to deliver and install a SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar (SMR) systems to Minsk-2 Intl. Airport in Belarus. The delivery is a part of the Belarussian air navigation services company BELAERONAVIGATSIA SOE’s investment in airports before the Ice hockey World Cup in 2014.
The purpose of the Surface Movement Radar is to maximize safety in airports by allowing Air Traffic Controllers to monitor, advise, 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 Thales’ Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System
(A-SMGCS) as the primary non-corporative surveillance sensor.
BELAERONAVIGATSIA SOE is the Belarussian state owned provider of air navigation services in the Republic of Belarus ensuring cost-effective, regular and safe air traffic flows and aeronautical information. More than 1,000 airlines from 92 countries operate flights in Belarus airspace. There are 500 to 950 flights over Belarus territory every day, the safety of which is ensured by BELAERONAVIGATSIA SOE’s more than 1,800 specialists.
Recently, Terma was also contracted to supply three SCANTER 5502 SMR radar systems to Dublin Airport in Ireland as well as to Sabiha Gökcen Intl. Airport in Istanbul. These orders bring the total number of the SCANTER 5000 Solid State family sold well over 100 units.