SRA subsidiary provides ADS-B and multilateration system for nationwide coverage
FAIRFAX, Va. , Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), today announced it has been selected to supply a national wide area multilateration (WAM) system for Namibia . The system, which will be delivered to the Namibian civil aviation authority (CAA), will cover more than 825,000 square kilometers and will be a significant component of an overall air traffic management (ATM) system upgrade to be managed by Thales ATM, the prime on the contract.
Era's MSS(sm) ADS-B and multilateration system will provide complete nationwide coverage for Namibia as it prepares for a significant increase in air traffic, associated with the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place in neighboring South Africa . The Era solution consists of a network of strategically placed ground stations that will provide higher accuracy, greater update rates, better coverage and improved reliability when compared to traditional radar, with much lower initial and maintenance costs. Data from the Era surveillance will be fused with primary and secondary radar data and integrated into a new EUROCAT-X ATM system.
"We are proud to have been selected by Thales ATM as its multilateration and ADS-B technology provider for this large and strategically important project in Namibia," said Russell Hulstrom , vice president of Era's Air Traffic Management business. "Era's unmatched track record in deploying operational wide area multilateration systems was an important selection consideration for the Namibian CAA and we are committed to success on this historic project."
Era is the world leader in proven next-generation surveillance technologies and has more than 100 customers in over 40 countries worldwide. The Namibian system will be Era's largest system in Africa following the successful surface movement system deployments in Cape Town and Johannesburg , and Africa's first operational WAM system, also in Cape Town .
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.sra.com/era.
About SRA International, Inc.
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.
FORTUNE(R) magazine has chosen SRA as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for ten consecutive years. The company and its subsidiaries employ more than 6,900 employees serving clients from headquarters in Fairfax, Va. , and offices around the world. For additional information on SRA, please visit www.sra.com.
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