The Saab Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) Technology has been selected by the United States Air Force Electronic System Center (ESC) for modernizing the air traffic management systems in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Saab Sensis, a provider of advanced sensor technologies, modeling, simulation, automation and radar solutions for civil and military aviation is a subsidiary of the Saab Group. The U.S. Air Force Electronics Systems Center at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, is the contracting authority and the Raytheon Company team has won the procurement contract. Saab Sensis is a part of the Raytheon team.
The Saab Sensis WAM includes multiple non-rotating sensors and uses transponder signals for triangulating the locations of the aircrafts. The sensors require low maintenance. The WAM will enable air traffic controllers to precisely locate the airplanes in any type of weather conditions. The Saab technology is better than conventional radar in terms of positional accuracy. It features a higher update rate, which improves the effectiveness of observations. The Saab Sensis multilateration system utilizes sophisticated processing techniques and the minimal quantity of sensors. This leads to lower cost and reduced complexity. Saab Sensis multilateration sensors support ADS-B, which allow it to satisfy the requirements of current airspace management and future avionics.
The Saab Sensis WAM will increase the efficiency, capacity and safety of air traffic control in the Kyrgyz Republic. The WAM technology has been provided through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.