The radar station for air traffic control in Porto Murtinho, 362 km from Campo Grande, Brazil, is almost ready. The team will expand Brazilian air surveillance and combat illegal air traffic, with a focus on the Brazilian Midwest. Its operations will enable surveillance of secret flights at low altitude in the border region and expand the ability to identify unauthorized flights, cooperate with air surveillance and combat drug trafficking.
We are increasing the surveillance capacity of inland airspace and stepping up measures to preserve the sovereignty and security of our borders, says the President of the Commission for the Implementation of the Airspace Control System (CISCEA), Air Brigadier Sergio Rodrigues Pereira Bastos Jr.
With the system it is possible to operate aircraft with high speed and high maneuverability, such as B. fighter planes, and to receive information with a high degree of assertiveness, which enables better interception of FAB fighters.
The equipment manufactured by Omnisys is part of a new generation of long-range primary radar devices that can detect cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft. They are equipped with height measuring functions that enable precise target identification, as well as electronic shielding functions that protect against intentional or unintentional electromagnetic interference. The production is part of a contract signed by the Commission for the implementation of the Airspace Control System (CISCEA) at the end of 2018. This contract includes the delivery of three radars in Mato Grosso do Sul: Corumb (opened in August), Porto Murtinho and Ponta Por.
The radars are manufactured in Brazil by the Omnisys company in So Bernardo do Campo. This enables quick access to the entire production chain and accelerates technical support from the manufacturer. The project also foresees the acquisition of technical knowledge by the Air Force Command (COMAER) with the aim of performing preventive and corrective maintenance work, minimizing logistics costs and maintaining high availability of the equipment.
The model, originally Thales LP23SST-NG, which was field-assembled, is part of a new generation of long-range primary radars capable of detecting cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft. It is equipped with altimetry functions, which additionally enable precise identification of targets, electronic shielding functions that protect the radar from intentional or unintentional electromagnetic interference. (Javier Bonilla)
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