The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Q-CAA today signed a contract with Leonardo S.p.A of Italy for supplying, installing and operating sophisticated radar Approach Surveillance Radar PSR & MSSR (primary and Secondary Radars) at Hamad International Airport, in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Transport and Communications His Excellency (H.E.) Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti.
The signing ceremony of the contract was also attended by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Akbar Al Baker, Q-CAA Chairman H.E. Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al-Subaiey and Italian Ambassador in Doha H.E. Alessandro Prunas. The contract was signed by the Director of Financial and Administrative Affairs Department and Tender Committee Chair, Q-CAA, Ali Hamad Al-Kuwairi and Branch Director, Leonardo S.p.A, Abdallah Mroue.
The new radar, to be supplied and installed by the Italian firm, will be added to existing radars at HIA, thus, maintaining the airport's position as one of the best in the world as the new terminal will be equipped with latest, sophisticated radars in line with the Qatar National Vision.
The new radar will effectively contribute to keeping pace with the growing capacity of the airport and Qatari airspace. It will also improve air traffic surveillance and enhance air navigation safety and security.
The new device will also facilitate surveillance and control over an increasing air navigation activity in Qatar, particularly during major events Qatar is hosting over the coming years on top of which is the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The radar will be surveilling aircraft movement and identifying them within Qatar's airspace and the surrounding regions with a coverage range of nearly 230 nautical miles off the centre of the radar.
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