Nicaragua Trade news: Indra to install primary surveillance radar at Managua airport in Nicaragua
9 March 2016
In Nicaragua Trade news, Indra has signed a contract with Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA) to deploy a primary surveillance radar (PSR) for the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport in Managua, Nicaragua.
The contract was signed on the first day of the World ATM Congress held in Madrid, Spain.
The deal adds to COCESNA’s network of non-cooperative radars installed in the terminals of its major airports.
It was signed in the presence of COCESNA executive chairman Jorge Vagas; the chairman of the board of directors of COCESNA, Carlos Salazar; Indra general manager, Rafael Gallego; and Indra chairman and CEO Fernando Abril-Martorell.
The surveillance radar can identify intrusions in the terminal airspace of manned and unmanned aeroplanes with no transponder.
It also features a weather channel enabling COCESNA to provide weather information for the region.
“The surveillance radar can identify intrusions in the terminal airspace of manned and unmanned aeroplanes with no transponder.”
The new radar at Managua Airport is similar to another radar recently installed by Indra at the Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez International Airport in El Salvador.
The company will also install a radar at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Indra’s technology has been integrated to cover the airspace managed by COCESNA in Central America.
Indra has supplied its technology to several countries in Latin America, including the Bahamas, Ecuador, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.
Image: Indra has signed a contract with COCESNA to provide a PSR at Managua Airport. Photo: courtesy of Indra.
In Nicaragua trade news, the Augusto C. Sandino International airport in Managua will get a new radar system that can track incoming planes without transponders. This would appear to be a good thing!
The company providing the system is called Indra and is a Spanish company doing lots of business in Latin America. In addition to airport and air traffic systems, they do a lot of work in other areas such as defense, health care, finance, industry, etc.
We’ve had a few trade-related items on this blog lately; for example, the dredger that will be used to create a canal on the Caribbean coastline, kind of an intercoastal waterway sort of canal, which allows for safe water transport between Bluefields in the South area of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast up to the north, all the way to Puerto Cabezas.
Point being, there are a lot of infrastructure and systems improvements being made in Nicaragua. Here at El Porton Verde, we will attempt to include more of these sorts of stories. I you enjoy this sort of reporting, please send a comment below!