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Era contracted for surveillance technology

FAIRFAX, Va., July 22 (UPI) -- NAV Portugal has contracted Era to deliver its wide area multilateration and ADS-B technologies to support surveillance of the Azores archipelago.

U.S. company Era was awarded the contract from air traffic services and flight information provider NAV Portugal to deliver its MSS multilateration and ADS-B system. The Era technology will provide accurate, reliable and redundant surveillance services.

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Officials say the Era technologies will support surveillance requirements at Portugal's Horta airport in the central group of islands in the Azores.

"NAV Portugal required a robust and durable solution, able to cope with the marine environment and island landscape … the proposed solution places multilateration and ADS-B receivers on several islands in the archipelago, and will utilize Era's proven expertise in wide area systems deployment -- using satellite synchronization technology to establish a large area of high-precision surveillance over vast areas of ocean," Russell Hulstrom, Era's vice president of global sales and marketing, said in a statement.

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