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Deal signed with France to set up multi-mode radar at HSIA


Deal signed with France to set up multi-mode radar at HSIA

Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) signed an agreement with France's Thales LAS to set up a multi-mode radar at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA).

CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman and Thales LAS Vice Chairman Nicholas inked the deal on behalf of their respective sides in the capital on Thursday, reports BSS.

A multi-mode radar is equipped with the Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Air Traffic Management (CNS-ATM) system.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali, Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary M Mokammel Hossain and French Ambassador to Bangladesh Jean Marin were present at the signing ceremony.

Mr Mahbub Ali said the country's airspace would be more secure after the installation of this kind of radar.

“The new radar will help Air Traffic Control (ATC) to detect every single aircraft that is flying over the country's airspace”.

It will also help CAAB to increase its revenue, he added.

The new radar is expected to be installed in three years.

The project received approval from the cabinet purchase committee on June 8 of this year.

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