Posted by John McHale
FAIRFAX, Va., 9 July 2010. Era a.s., a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), announced that its wide area multilateration and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) next-generation surveillance solution has been deployed in Brno, Czech Republic. The solution is the third wide area surveillance system for ANS CR, the Czech air navigation service provider, and follows systems already operational in Prague and Ostrava. The Era solution, commissioned to replace surveillance coverage of the soon-to-be retired secondary surveillance radar in Feichtberg, Austria, provides coverage out to 80 nautical miles from the Brno airport, the Czech Republic's second largest. Coverage from the system is being integrated into the ANS CR's central air traffic management system and will ultimately be combined with the Prague and Ostrava systems to form a complete nationwide wide area multilateration solution. "The ANS CR, the first air navigation service provider to deploy both surface and wide-area multilateration/ADS-B surveillance systems, is truly a pioneer in next-generation surveillance technologies," says Kevin Layton, Era senior vice president. "When they connect all three wide area multilateration solutions, they will become the first nation in the European high-density airspace to finish deployment of a seamless and ultra-reliable nationwide multilateration and ADS-B solution." Era's multilateration and ADS-B technology is completely modular and easily adaptable to any wide area requirement, Era officials say. Sensors from disparate systems can be combined to create broad solutions. Adding additional sensors to existing solutions provide a cost-effective way in which to expand surveillance coverage, company officials say.