Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to install 9 high-tech radar systems at different airports in Pakistan. This decision was made in the context of increasing tensions between Pakistan and India over the territory of Kashmir. Thus, to safeguard the airspace of the country, CAA is to install more radars.
The upgraded, wide-ranged radars are capable to locate and recognize the aircraft from a wide range.
The airports in which the new radar systems have been installed are Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal, Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport, and at New Islamabad Airport. Other than this, radars have been installed at sensitive places at Pasni, Rojhan and Lakpass area of Balochistan.
Three stations will have primary surveillance while six radars have secondary surveillance facility. They were developed in the Czech Republic and Spain respectively.
The radar systems installed are completely integrated with the Central Air Traffic Management System.
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According to a CAA official, the installation of new radars and introducing better technology will improve security. It is essential that in the current scenario amidst the tensions with India, Pakistan takes steps in the right direction to maintain its security while keeping peace in the region.
Earlier we also informed our readers that the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has installed a new radar system, under which 3 to 10 days weather forecast would be possible.