Following a competitive international tender, Thales has been awarded by Belaeronavigatsia a contract to supply three radar stations for Grodno, Mogilev and Minsk-2 airports in Belarus. As the world leader in air traffic management systems, Thales will work with its Belarusian partner AGAT, to deliver on a turnkey basis, field proven top of the line systems.
We are investing in what we believe is the most advanced technology available on the market today, said Leonid Churo, DG Belaeronavigatsia. The new radar systems are fully compliant with International Standards and will further strengthen the safety of the Belarussian airspace.
Under this contract, Thales will provide two sets of co-mounted STAR 2000 primary radars and RSM 970 S secondary radars, which will be deployed at the Grodno and Minsk-2 airports. One additional RSM 970 S secondary radar will be located at the Mogilev airport. The STAR 2000 and RSM 970 S radars will be manufactured in Rouen in France. These latest generation radars, providing superior performance as well as full Mode S compliance, will drastically enhance situation awareness for the Air Traffic Controller.
We are honoured by the confidence that Belareonavigatsia placed in Thales with this contract says Olivier Achard, Thales Vice-President Sales ATM. This significant success continues to reinforce Thaless reputation as the world leader in ATM systems.
AGAT will be fully involved in this contract. Since 1998, Thales and AGAT have already successfully worked hand in hand to deliver to Belaeronavigatsia several navaids systems.