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 and commercial clients, announced that Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA, has achieved site acceptance with the ATNS, South Africa's air navigation service provider (ANSP), for its terminal area ADS-B and multilateration surveillance system at the Cape Town International Airport.
Era's system provides wide area surveillance in the Cape Town terminal area out to 60 nautical miles from the Cape Town International Airport. Data from the system will be fed to the ATNS EUROCAT system and fused with primary and secondary surveillance radar information to provide air traffic controllers complete situational awareness. The system will be used operationally once certification from the South African CAA has been obtained.
"ATNS is proud of its pioneering work with multilateration and ADS-B, and we can see the benefits these technologies will bring to our surveillance needs today and for our surveillance infrastructure of tomorrow," said Chris Steyn , the Cape Town Wide Area Multilateration Project Manager. "Era has consistently proven that they are able to deliver sophisticated next generation surveillance systems that meet our stringent quality standards."
Era's ADS-B and multilateration system provides higher accuracy, greater update rates, better coverage and improved reliability when compared to traditional radar, at a much lower initial cost and with lower annual maintenance costs.
"ATNS is an industry-respected ANSP with extremely rigorous standards and we are honored that they have continually relied on Era to deliver next-generation surveillance solutions," said SRA Senior Vice President of Air Traffic Systems, Kevin Layton .
Era is also currently in the process of completing two next generation surface surveillance systems for ATNS. The systems -- one at Cape Town International and one at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg -- are being installed to support the growing passenger demand and increased operations, especially as they prepare for the 2010 World Cup.
Acquired by SRA in July 2008 , Era Systems Corporation provides advanced surveillance technologies for the air traffic management, airport operations, military and security markets.
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SRA and its subsidiaries are dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations serving the national security, civil government and global health markets. Founded in 1978, the company and its subsidiaries have expertise in such areas as air surveillance and air traffic management; contract research organization (CRO) services; cybersecurity; disaster response planning; enterprise resource planning; environmental strategies; IT systems, infrastructure and managed services; logistics; public health preparedness; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; and wireless integration.
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