Radars network will contribute to increase the safety and efficiency of air traffic throughout the national territory; agreement took place during Airspace World in Geneva
The strategic defense company IACIT Soluções Tecnológicas and the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) signed this Wednesday (8th), in Switzerland, a contract for the supply of five RMT 0200 Solid-state Dual Polarization S-Band Weather Radars. The radars network will expand the weather coverage of Brazilian airspace and will contribute to the safety and efficiency of flights within the national territory.
The signing ceremony was held during Airspace World 2023, which took place from the 8th to the 10th of March, in Geneva. The document was signed by the President of CISCEA (Commission for Implementation of the Airspace Control System), Brigadier Engineer Alexandre Arthur Massena Javoski, and by the President and CEO of IACIT, Luiz Carlos Paiva Teixeira. The General Director of DECEA (Department of Airspace Control), Air Lieutenant Brigadier Alcides Teixeira Barbacovi, attended the ceremony.
Combining state-of-the-art technologies, the RMT 0200 is able to provide location information and support the monitoring of weather phenomena over long distances, in real time (nowcasting). It provides detailed data on the formation and characteristics of atmospheric events, being able to classify them according to their nature and severity, crucial information for safety and air traffic management.
The radar manufactured by IACIT is the only Solid-state Dual Polarization S-Band Weather Radar developed and manufactured in Brazil, and was classified as a PED (Strategic Defense Product) by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense in 2019.
The radars acquired by DECEA will form part of a network for monitoring Brazilian airspace. They will be integrated into the WEBRADAR system, used by the CIMAER (Integrated Center for Aeronautical Meteorology), for data analysis, supervision and operation of weather radars and support for operations providing aeronautical meteorology services such as VOLMET.
The deployment of the weather radars network meets the planning of CISCEA, the body responsible for implementation of surveillance assets and airspace control throughout Brazil. For the president of IACIT, this contract with the FAB ratifies the efficiency and reliability of the solutions developed by the company, which in May will complete 37 years of activities.
“The supply of these five RMT 0200 radars reinforces our partnership with the Brazilian Air Force, in particular with DECEA, aiming at the continuous development, implementation and improvement of means that contribute to greater situational awareness and efficiency in the Brazilian airspace management”, said Luiz Teixeira.