WASHINGTON, 19 Oct. 2016. Indra in Norway, through its subsidiary in Australia, has been contracted by the nations of Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, under the Pacific Aviation Investment Program, to supply, install, and commission Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) network, as well as to provide operational and maintenance training.
The ADS-B network, to be installed at eight different sites, will bring seamless ADS-B surveillance coverage to these islands and vastly increase the coverage of the southern Pacific Ocean air traffic. The ADS-B coverage will enhance air traffic safety for flights in the region, as well as for long-haul flights between Australia/New Zealand and the Americas.
Indra’s air traffic management (ATM) solution was selected for its value, both technically and commercially, and for fulfilling the customers’ need for rapid deployment.
Indra has developed and tested its ADS-B systems based on the most demanding requirements in the SESAR program framework, the technological backbone around which the Single European Sky will be built. Indra’s system is being also harnessed by Eurocontrol to certify DO-260B transponders and fulfills requisites and recommendations fixed by FAA/RTCA, OACI, EUROCONTROL, and EUROCAE
Indra’s ADS-B system has a unique design with three independent reception channels making it more robust in high-traffic density conditions, officials say. The company is currently also deploying an ADS-B surveillance network that will cover a total of 17 countries in Africa and in the Indian Ocean for ASECNA.
Indra has already developed several large ATM projects in countries such as China, Mongolia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia. Indra is present worldwide with over 4,000 ATM installations in more than 160 countries.
Indra’s subsidiary in Australia offers a wide range of solutions and services to the Defence, Transport & Traffic, Energy, and Security sectors. The company is located in Sydney and Newcastle. In its facilities in Sydney it has an ATM Centre of Excellence. Indra in Australia is the main supplier of navigational aids (ILS/DME/DVOR) and secondary radars (MSSR) to Airservices Australia. Other important customers include Airways Corporation of New Zealand, Airports Fiji Ltd., and PNG Airservices Ltd. The company is also currently delivering several Deployable Airspace Traffic Management Control System combined with Indra’s Primary 3D radars for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and was recently awarded a contract to modernize the railway network security surveillance system for Sydney Trains.
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