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Czech Air Force receives new airport radars

11th October 2017 - 10:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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ELDIS Pardubice has delivered the first of four new RPL-2000 radar sets to the Czech Air Force, the Czech Ministry of Defence announced on 6 October.

The radar set has been installed at Pardubice military airport, and will undergo a six month assessment to ensure its operability and link connection reliability to the Czech civilian air traffic management systems.

The radars were ordered in September 2016.

Each radar set consists of a primary surveillance radar, secondary radar and a precision approach landing radar. The RPL-2000 radar covers a range of up to 50km from the airport where the volume of air traffic is at its highest. The new radars will replace the current TESLA equipment which has been in operation since the 1970s.

The remaining three radar sets will be delivered to Prague-Kbely, Caslav and Namest military airports before November 2018.

The new systems fully comply with International Civil Aviation Organization and EUROCONTROL standards.

 
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