The Civil Aviation Authority has installed 9 state-of-the-art, high-tech radars for boosting its speed and accuracy in detecting the undesirable intrusions into the airspace of the country.
As per the details shared by the aviation authority, the government has installed upgraded radar system at the Allama Iqbal International Airport—Lahore, Jinnah International Airport—Karachi, Islamabad International Airport—in the capital city and at the critical locations throughout Baluchistan.
The newly installed radars are made in the Czech Republic and Spain. They support the central air traffic management systems of the main airport facilities at Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.
In the long run, it is anticipated that these radar systems would be enhancing the range of monitoring and detection of civil air traffic.
As per an expert, the installation of these radars is timely as they would be providing a much-needed boost to the surveillance capabilities.
As per CAA, the wide-range radars, are provided with advanced surveillance technology and could locate a foreign aircraft at a distance.
Besides that, these new radars would be improving the aviation operations of Pakistan and would increase the country’s standing in the global aviation ranking.
In mid of the recent tensions with Indian, Pakistan has taken many steps for boosting its defense. The military has successfully conducted missile tests which include the surface-to-surface ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.