“Our ASR-NG offers the greatest possible safety for air travellers by combining primary and secondary radar,” says Nicolas Debove, Head of Air Traffic Control at Hensoldt . “It enables reliable detection even of small aircraft that do not identify themselves by transponder signals, even in the ‘radar shadow’ of wind farms.”
The primary radar of the ASR-NG has special signal processing technology for long-range airspace surveillance and the suppression of false signals from wind turbines. The 3D-capable radar thus enables the safe guidance of all aircraft within a radius of 120 NM and up to altitudes of 50,000 feet. The MSSR 2000 I secondary radar integrated in the ASR-NG ensures automatic identification of aircraft identified by transponder signals. It operates in accordance with the “Mode S” air traffic control standard, which entails a further improvement in interrogations for aircraft identification and is currently being rolled out in Central European airspace.
Hensoldt supplies primary and secondary radars for civil and military air traffic control and is a leading supplier of radars for military airspace surveillance, air defence and identification. The company has already supplied secondary radars for the air traffic control facilities at Vienna-Schwechat and Koralpe in Carinthia under previous contracts.