Era, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc., has been selected to deploy two ADS-B systems in Guangzhou and West Indonesia.
FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 26, 2009 – Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), today announced it has been selected to deploy two ADS-B systems in Asia. One system will be deployed by the Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) of Middle-South China in Guangzhou and the other will be deployed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Indonesia in West Indonesia.
Both systems will utilize sensors from Era’s industry leading MSSsm ADS-B and multilateration surveillance system. The sensors will be used to acquire ADS-B data from all ADS-B equipped aircraft flying in the respective regions. Initially, the data collected will be used to gather operational information, yet both systems are expected to become larger functional systems providing surveillance for air traffic management.
“ANSPs globally are moving away from radar-based surveillance systems to next-generation technologies that are more accurate, provide better coverage and have increased reliability,” said Era’s Director of the Asia Pacific Region Axel Bensch. “Era is at the forefront of this technological revolution in order to meet today’s full fleet coverage needs, while enabling a faster, more cost-effective transition to ADS-B.”
Unlike current surveillance techniques, which use ground-based radar, ADS-B equipped aircraft broadcast their positions once per second using global positioning satellite technology. Data is transmitted to dedicated ground receivers as well as other ADS-B equipped aircraft via dedicated radio data links. Air traffic controllers and aircraft immediately see the information on their screens, which includes an aircraft’s identification, altitude, speed, velocity and projected path. Era’s ground stations are unique in that they provide both ADS-B and multilateration technology in a single ground station.
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. SRA does not announce sales amounts for individual Era contracts; Era contracts for their air traffic management business typically range in value of $1-2 million, and may be up to $5 million.
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.
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