FAIRFAX, Va. , Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations, announced that Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA, was awarded a contract by ANS CR, the Czech Air Navigation Service Provider, to deploy a wide area multilateration system in Brno, Czech Republic .
Era's solution, also capable of decoding ADS-B signals, will provide surveillance coverage out to 80 nautical miles from the Brno airport. Era's system in Brno will be the third wide area multilateration system installed by ANS CR, following systems deployed in Ostrava and Prague , and will be the final system needed to provide complete nationwide coverage.
"It is our full intention to interconnect all three wide area multilateration systems early in 2010 to create the world's first nationwide wide area multilateration capability," said Ivan Uhlir , ANS CR surveillance expert. "We are excited to once again be partnering with Era in this endeavor as they have proven time and again their industry-leading multilateration capabilities."
Multilateration is unique in that it can decode both traditional transponder signals as well as ADS-B transmissions, and when compared to conventional secondary radar, provides much higher position accuracy, faster update rates, better coverage and improved reliability.
"The ANS CR have always been innovators, installing the world's first surface multilateration system and the world's first wide area multilateration system," said Russell Hulstrom , Vice President of Era's Air Traffic Management business. "Creating the world's first nationwide wide area multilateration solution is another important step towards the transition to a world 'beyond radar.'
Era is the world leader in wide area multilateration and has been chosen by ten ANSPs around the globe to provide various wide area multilateration applications, more than any other wide area multilateration provider.
Acquired by SRA in July 2008 , Era Systems Corporation provides advanced surveillance technologies for the air traffic management, airport operations, military and security markets. For more information about Era, visit www.erabeyondradar.com.
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