Morocco places $7.5 million radar order

UK based Raytheon Systems Ltd has today signed a $7.5 million contract with the Kingdom of Morocco to provide three Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar systems.

UK based Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL) has today signed a $7.5 million contract with the Kingdom of Morocco to provide three Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) systems and associated civil works.

The three Level 2, Mode S, MSSR systems will be used to upgrade Morocco’s air traffic control service.

One of the radars will be located at Oudja near the North east coast to provide airspace control for traffic transiting the Western Mediterranean and traffic coming in from Europe, another at Tan Tan in the South of the country and the third at El Jadida near the centre of Morocco’s long Atlantic seaboard. These latter two systems will provide en route coverage for North West Africa.

The three systems will be linked by microwave to the ATC centre at Nuasser, near Casablanca.

RSL’s contract, which also covers the erection and installation of the buildings, towers and microwave links, is part of a major modernisation of air traffic control facilities throughout the country. Work is scheduled to last for 18 months.

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