Czech company to install Lithuania’s air surveillance system for EUR 3.6 mln

  • 2024-04-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Era, a company of the Czech-owned Omnipol group, which produces surveillance, intelligence and other technologies, will install a system to monitor Lithuanian airspace at a lower altitude (609 meters) in a project worth 3.6 million euros, Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation), said on Tuesday.

According to Saulius Batavicius, CEO of Lithuania's state-owned air navigation service provider, the Wide Area Multilateration System (WAM) will "bring the monitoring of the country's airspace to a new level of quality".

"The project will ensure the provision of surveillance services at a higher quality level and with a wider coverage. This means that the WAM system will cover the entire territory of the country and the airspace will be monitored from an altitude of 2,000 feet (609 meters)," a press release from Oro Navigacija quoted Batavicius as saying.

According to him, the new system will replace or complement the three individual installations with 30 stations, will be split into many components and will be more resilient in the event of the loss of individual radars.

The airports of Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga and Siauliai will also be able to benefit from the coverage of the WAM system and to optimize the aircraft approach process.