Terma has been contracted by Thales Air Systems S.A.S. to deliver and install a SCANTER 5502 Surface Movement Radar (SMR) system to Minsk-2 Intl. Airport in Belarus. The delivery is part of the Belarussian air navigation services company, Belaeronavigatasia SOE’s investment in airports before the Ice hockey World Cup in 2014.
The SCANTER 5502 Solid State Surface Movement Radar will be integrated into Thales’ Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) as the primary non-corporative surveillance sensor.
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.
Belaeronavigatasia 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 Belaeronavigatasia SOE’s more than 1,800 specialists.