Saab’s SR-3 radar for the Václav Havel Airport is ready for operation

SR-3 the radar of the Swedish defense and security company Saab was officially adopted by the Czech state company Air Navigation Services and is ready for full operational use of the international Václav Havel Airport in Prague.

Saab has won the contract to install the new SR-3 radar at the airport “Vaclav Havel” in March this year. In less than five months Saab successfully completed the installation and optimization of the system and received final approval for its adoption.

“The programme has been executed quickly and effectively. The SR-3 was built from the ground up with a focus on performance and simplified maintenance and installation. This was achieved through close co-operation with our partner, ANS CR,” said the head of Saab business unit Traffic Management within business area Surveillance, Anders Carp.

The SR-3 radar provides the critical information about different situations and ensures safety in all weather conditions. It will be used to identify non-cooperative targets, including aircraft, ground vehicles, and other objects. The radar is integrated with the existing Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at the airport in Prague.

The SR-3 radar provides both digital video signal ASTERIX CAT240, and analog, allowing it to serve as a replacement for aging radar systems. With The SR-3, Saab customers can control costs and gradually modernize existing systems.

Based on over 10 years of experience in the creation of solid radars, SR-3 has an open architecture design that uses industry-standard interfaces for easy integration with existing or new systems for air traffic control. The radar is in full compliance with the standards EUROCAE ED-116 and EUROCAE ED-87B for Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems.

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