Since the 1990s, Thales has supplied numerous systems to the Greek civil aviation authorities, including primary radars, secondary surveillance radars, communication and Air Navigation Aids (navaids) systems.
Thales’s Air Traffic Management system has been in operation since 1990 to manage all air traffic movements in Greek airspace. In 2015, Thales was selected to upgrade this ATM system in a contract that includes hardware replacement as well as the supply and integration of the Multi Sensor Tracking System (MSTS) and other enhancements.
In 2021, Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority awarded Thales a contract to supply ground-based Air Navigation Aids systems for safer landing and approach at airport. This contract includes the supply of 10 Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range (DVOR), 13 Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and 6 Instrument Landing systems (ILS). It also comprises the installation of the instruments on 18 different sites across the country, from remote mountain peaks, to major hubs such as the Athens. The
Navigation Surveillance capabilities will ensure allweather, en-route navigation and approach services and will significantly increase both safety and air traffic efficiency.
Over 60% of this project will be executed locally in collaboration with Greek Industries including Thales Hellas, highlighting the country’s technical expertise in delivering critical infrastructures.