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New Radar System to Control Afghanistan Airspace PDF Print E-mail
  
Monday, 07 August 2017 10:18

Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is installing New Radar System to improve controlling and protecting its airspace. Mr. Mahmood Shah Habibi, Head of CAA, talking to the media at GMIC on 06 Aug 17, said that CAA has signed the contract with Thales, the owner company of this new Radar System.


“This new radar system is called MLAT which is the most progressed system in the world and will help us to protect our airspace of entire Afghanistan”, said Mr. Habibi. He added that the MLAT Radar System will also increase traffic over Afghanistan airspace, creates opportunity to extend airways, reduces the time and cost of the flights as well as increases the air fee from $500 to $700 for Afghanistan.


Afghanistan’s airspace revenue was $40 millions in 2016 which will be increased to $58 million once the new system is activated. The system installation will cost Euro 24 million and will require Euro 9 million protection and care cost.
CAA got full control and responsibility of the country’s civil aviation in 2015 from NATO forces in Afghanistan.