ENAV’s Techno Sky wins Italian military tender

Techno Sky, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Italian air navigation service provider ENAV, has been awarded an important contract for the Italian Military Air Force.

Techno Sky which operates in the engineering field and develops hardware and software systems will assume preventive maintenance service and technical assistance of a range of radio aids systems in military airports.

The contract will last one year, will include 22 airports and sites located along the entire national territory and cover the calibration of electronic equipment.

“We are particularly satisfied with this achievement,” said Massimo Garbini, ENAV CEO, ” because this is the second success of Techno Sky in a short period of time. In fact, last August, it awarded in Rwanda’s Environmental Management Authority tender for the implementation of 24 meteorological and hydromet stations connected with environmental monitoring within the African state”.

Radio systems included in the contract include:

I.L.S. (Instrument Landing System): used to direct aircraft during the final phase of the flight; it enables precise approaches also in situations of extremely low visibility, up to the moment the aircraft touches the landing strip.
N.D.B. (Non Directional Radio Beacon): is mostly used for en-route air navigation, as well as for non-precision equipment approaches.
VOR: VHF Omnidirectional Radiorange – these are radio navigation systems which define the so-called air lanes that are crossed by aircraft during en-route air navigation and approaches.
TACAN: Tactical Air Navigation: a system of radio navigation carried out on military frequencies.
MLS, DME-P: Microwave Landing System – a guided landing system carried out on low frequency.
VDF: VHF Direction Finder – a radio source direction finder.
PAPI: Precision Approach Pat Indicator – (Precision Approach Path Indicator): a system of lights that are placed near the landing strip borders and which ensure that landing takes place safely and keeps the aircraft far from potential obstacles located near the airport.

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