21 Oct 2021, 20:10

Deal with France to set up modern radar at HSIA

     DHAKA, Oct 21, 2021 (BSS) - Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) today signed an agreement with France's Thales LAS to set up multi-mode radar with Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Air Traffic Management (CNS-ATM) system at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) here.

     CAAB chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman and Thales LAS vice chairman Nicholas inked the deal for their respective sides at a city hotel here.

     State Minister for civil aviation and tourism M Mahbub Ali, civil aviation and tourism secretary M Mokammel Hossain and French Ambassdorto Bangladesh Jean Marin were present to witness the signing ceremony.

     Mahbub said that the country's airspace would be more secure and safe after installation of the modern radar.

     Besides, he said, the new modern radar will help Air Traffic Control (ATC) to detect every single aircraft those flying over the country's airspace.

     It will help the CAAB to increase its revenue, he said.

    The new modern radar is expected to be installed within three years will comply with the international standard.

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

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