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Brazil strengthens airspace surveillance with Thales local subsidiary Omnisys.

| 2019

The Commission for the Implementation of the Airspace Control System (CISCEA) in Brazil has awarded a contract to Thales’s Brazilian subsidiary Omnisys to supply primary and secondary airspace surveillance radar stations. Deployed in the mid-west border area, the surveillance radars will further extend air coverage in this region.

Brazil strengthens airspace surveillance with Thales local subsidiary Omnisys The radars will be manufactured in Brazil by Omnisys at its facilities in São Bernardo do Campo (Picture source: Thales)

To help limit the amount of illegal goods entering the Brazilian market, the radars developed by Omnisys will improve airspace coverage and make it easier to detect low-altitude aircraft flying illegally over the region, thanks to their electronic protection measures and altimetry functionality coupled with their excellent accuracy and target resolution performance.

The LP23SST-NG is a latest-generation long-range primary radar capable of detecting all types of cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft. It has a built-in altimetry function that allows accurate three-dimensional identification of targets and electronic countermeasures that protect the radars from intentional and non-intentional electromagnetic interference. It also detects aircraft flying at low or zero speeds, such as helicopters, and with high-speed and high-maneuverability capabilities, like fighter jets.

The RMS970S secondary radar is a market leader, with more than 200 radars in service in 53 countries and a further 60 operating in Brazil. This radar incorporates the latest technological advances to provide an optimal response to operational requirements, including a high contribution to air traffic safety by ensuring total integrity and availability of surveillance and communication data.

The combination of these two radars is the proposed solution to ensure effective air traffic control and surveillance. The data from the radars is processed and analysed by the Brazilian Airspace Control System (SISCEAB).

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