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Thales is Keeping South Korean Skies Safe

Thales Deutschland signed a contract with Wooribyul to deliver the nation-wide “Next Generation Air Surveillance System ADS-B” to the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MoLIT).

Thales seeks to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable Air Traffic Management (ATM) solution for the South Korean air space. The program will modernize the air traffic surveillance infrastructure with an ADS-B System consisting of ten new Ground Stations and Centralized Servers based on ADS-B technology. The local technology company Wooribyul will act as prime contractor, supported by Thales Korea, to realize the project within the ambitious project time line and ensure its transition into operation by end of 2019.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS–B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information will be received by Ground Stations as a replacement or in addition for secondary surveillance radar, as no interrogation signal is needed from the ground. It can also be received by other aircraft to provide situational awareness and allow self-separation.