New Delhi: Indian Airspace will very soon have full Radar coverage above 30,000 feetwith the completion of installation of 9 Mono Pulse Secondary Surveillance Radars (MSSR) with the existing Radar infrastructure said Civil Aviation Minsiter Ajit Singh while addressing the 42nd General Assembly of International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA) in New Delhi on Monday. He said that the radars will be complemented effectively by ATC Automation Systems being installed at 38 Airports.
The networking of Radars has been accomplished for Chennai Flight Information Regions (FIRs) and is in the pipeline for other FIRs.
MSSR is an improved version of the classic SSR, which was developed to overcome the problem of Garbling and the False Replies Unsynchronized with the Interrogation Transmissions (FRUIT).
India current uses Westinghouse supplied MSSR’s since 1998.
India is also implementing GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN), a planned implementation of a Satellite Based Navigation System developed by Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to deploy and certify an operational Satellite Based Navigation System (SBNS) for the Indian Flight Information Region.