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COLOMBIA TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW AIR DEFENSE RADAR SYSTEM
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Colombia CODALTEC TADER Radar

Source: CODALTEC


Colombia CODALTEC TADER Radar

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APIAY VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia - On March 29, 2017 a new TADER radar system was delivered to the Colombian Air Force. The radar was officially unveiled during a ceremony at the Captain Luis F. Gómez Niño Air Base, located in Apiay Villavicencio, Colombia. The event was presided over by Minister of National Defense Dr. Luis Carlos Villegas, Governor of Meta Claudia Marcela Amaya García and Mayor of Villavicencio Wilmar Orlando Barbosa Rozo.

Built by Corporación de Alta Tecnología para la Defensa (CODALTEC), TADER is a high mobility system consisting of 3D pulsed-Doppler X-ray primary radar system mounted on a tactical truck. It is designed for aerial surveillance tasks and anti-aircraft defense. TADER is capable of detecting and locating aerial targets flying low in altitude. In addition, it has an integrated secondary radar (IFF-Identification Friend or Foe), which allows the identification of the targets detected by the primary radar.

In addition to monitoring airspace over Colombia, the TADER acquisition program was designed to improve technical and manufacturing know-how in Colombia. CODALTEC worked closely with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) of Spain to train a group of 12 professionals and 8 uniformed personnel in Colombia to build and maintain advanced 3D radar systems. The project lasted 30 months in which CODALTEC's team of Colombian engineers received academic training and knowledge transfer in the radar area.

The project will also include anther prototype radar system to conduct surface surveillance, and detection of people, vehicles and drones for protection and critical infrastructure known as the Surface Intrusion Detection Radar (SINDER), with which it will be able to cover all the requirements of security in the installations military and critical infrastructure of the country including refineries, oil pipelines, oil fields, reservoirs, airports, moors, natural parks, electricity networks, coal routes, and communications towers.

Finally, under the project, CADALTEC has established a Sensors Division in the Meta region (Villavicencio) that will foster the creation of a technological cluster in the region consisting of industrial companies and universities.

A strong defense industry is seen as a way to advance technology and provide employment to citizens. Argentina, Brazil Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico are also working to develop local industrial capabilities.

Source:  CODALTEC
Associated URL: http://www.codaltec.com/es/noticias/191/entrega-a-la-fuerza-a%C3%A9rea-colombia-
Source Date: March 30, 2017
Author: B. Ostrove, Analyst 
Posted: 03/30/2017

 
 
SCHIEBEL CAMCOPTER S-100 HEADING TOWARDS MANNED-UNMANNED TEAMING (MUM-T) OPERATIONS
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Camcopter S-100

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Camcopter S-100

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VIENNA - Schiebel and Patria have been working together to integrate Patria’s sophisticated Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) communication network onto the Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).

The two European companies’ joint effort is the first step of an ongoing program of work examining how the Camcopter S-100 can be deployed to directly support manned helicopter operations.

Patria’s CANDL provides a solid backbone to explore the benefits of Manned-UnManned Teaming (MUM-T) operations, where the combined strengths of each air asset can be optimized to increase overall situational awareness and enhance decision making.

As Schiebel’s Chief Technical Officer Chris Day points out, "using the unmanned element of a MUM-T operation to provide both the forward and higher altitude view will help to keep pilots and the manned assets safe as well as improve overall mission effectiveness."

Source:  Schiebel
Associated URL: schiebel.net
Source Date: March 30, 2017
Posted: 03/30/2017

 
 
AIREON AND SPANISH ANSP ENAIRE SIGN AGREEMENT TO EVALUATE SPACE-BASED ADS-B
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Space-based ADS-B

Source: Aireon


Space-based ADS-B

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MCLEAN, Va. - Aireon has signed a memorandum of agreement with Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) ENAIRE. Through this agreement, ENAIRE will begin investigating the safety, efficiency and environmental benefits of deploying space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology in its airspace.

ENAIRE controls more than 2.2 million square kilometers of airspace including the Iberian Peninsula, minus Portugal, the North Atlantic, Western Mediterranean, Ceuta and Melilla, the Canary and Balearic archipelago. Through this airspace, ENAIRE manages approximately 2 million flights per year that include routes over oceanic airspace including the northern portion of the Madrid Flight Information Region (FIR) and the majority of the Canary FIR. Space-based ADS-B would for the first time offer ENAIRE 100 percent, real-time visibility for all of its airspace, including remote and oceanic regions.

"ENAIRE already has extensive experience with ground based ADS-B, making reviewing the capabilities of space-based ADS-B in both the European and Canary environment a very attractive option," said Enrique Maurer, chief technology officer, ENAIRE. "We look forward to fully examining how space-based ADS-B could address the challenges associated with the European ADS-B mandate as well as its benefits to achieve a more cost-effective contingency layer."

Aireon's space-based ADS-B system is scheduled for completion in 2018, upon total deployment of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. On January 14, 2017, the first ten satellites were launched by SpaceX from their west coast launch facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Seven additional launches are scheduled to take place over the next 12 to 15 months. Space-based ADS-B will offer ANSPs total real-time surveillance of all their airspace for ADS-B equipped aircraft.

"ENAIRE operates complex and non-contiguous Flight Information Regions that can benefit from the implementation of space-based ADS-B in various ways," said Vincent Capezzuto, chief technology officer and vice president of engineering, Aireon. "In addition to real-time visibility into the challenging Canary FIR, our system can offer a low barrier to entry for full ADS-B coverage in Spain's busy airspace."

Source:  Aireon
Associated URL: aireon.com
Source Date: March 30, 2017
Posted: 03/30/2017

 

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