The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has awarded Indra the renewal of its radar systems serving the international airports of Jinnah in Karachi and of Allama Iqbal in Lahore. Pakistan. The new systems will replace the radars currently in use, which have been in operation for nearly two decades.
The company will install a station at each of these airports equipped with primary and secondary radars to facilitate the location and identification of aircraft. This technology will increase security and allow this country to increase the number of flights it may manage.
CAA Deputy Director General Air Vice Marshal Khawar Hussain stated when signing the contract that with the installation of the new radars, “The number of aircraft using the Pakistani air space would be doubled, as the new and more sophisticated equipment would help reduce the distance among the aircraft”.
Through this contract, Indra strengthens its relationship as technology provider for the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. The company had already equipped the control centers of Karachi and Lahore with its air traffic management systems and ground-to-air voice communication systems (VCSS). The company therefore consolidates its presence in a country which in the next few years will face major technology renewal and infrastructure modernization projects.
This new contract is framed within Indra's expansion process in the Asian region and in the Arabian Gulf, in which many projects for installing air traffic management systems have been awarded in countries like Turkey, Oman, Jordan, Kuwait, India, China or Vietnam, amongst others. Indra has recently completed the deployment of its systems at the Muscat International Airport and in the control center that manages Oman's airspace.
Indra is a leader in the air traffic management market that has developed projects in 160 countries and has equipped over 4,000 facilities with its systems. Its ongoing commitment to innovation has made it one of the most influential companies in the SESAR European R&D project, the technological pillar for the development of latest-generation systems that will allow for establishing a Single European Sky.