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Saab receives order for two A-SMGCSs from Brazilian airports

April 15, 2013
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A consortium of defence and security company Saab’s subsidiary HITT Traffic, Ambriex and RRJ Engenharia have been awarded a contract by Brazilian airport operator Infraero to provide an A3000 Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at two international Brazilian airports.

The A3000 Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System is developed and deployed by Saab subsidiary HITT Traffic. The system will now support air traffic controllers at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport and at Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba and help them guide airport traffic, especially during low visibility conditions such as fog and at night.

“This is a key order for Saab on a strategically important market. With this contract, Infraero's airports gain the latest technology for traffic guidance, and join the ranks of airports such as Frankfurt, Singapore and Shanghai that also use the A3000 A-SMGCS,” said Gunilla Fransson, Head of Saab’s business area Security and Defence Solutions.

Infraero is a public enterprise responsible for operating 66 airports in Brazil. Consortium partner Ambriex supports HITT Traffic in Brazil and is the primary point of contact for Infraero. RRJ Engenharia provides the civil works for this challenging project in active airport environments.

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