Saab Sensis gear for air surveillance

Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Saab Sensis' Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system has been picked for use in surveillance of aircraft over Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Naviair, the air navigation service provider for Denmark, made the selection and said use of the product will enable reduced flight separation between equipped aircraft and provide improved surveillance for search and rescue missions.

"ADS-B will improve coverage, accuracy and redundancy over traditional radar at a lower initial and lifecycle cost," said Bent Fog, director, Technical Maintenance, Naviair. "Saab Sensis' ADS-B transceiver is a rugged, reliable solution that meets the performance requirements for this difficult operating area."

Saab said in-flight ADS-B data will be sent to a Control Area Center in Reykjavik, Iceland.

"With a significant number of flights operating in this area already equipped with ADS-B, the system will quickly deliver improved efficiency and situational awareness while enabling reduced environmental emissions," said Ken Kaminski, senior vice president and general manager of Saab Sensis.

"Saab Sensis has the experience needed to deliver reliable systems to the most challenging operating environments such as Greenland and the Faroe Islands."

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