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Saab Awarded Contracts To Deploy Multilateration Systems At Dubai International Airport And Al Maktoum Airport

Defence and security company Saab announces that it has been awarded two contracts by Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) to supply and install a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and a Surface Multilateration system at Al Maktoum Airport (AMI).

The DXB WAM system will provide surveillance of the aerodrome using Saab’s latest MDS technology that will support Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM) and allow the airport to increase its throughput by enabling simultaneous landings on the two parallel runways. The WAM system will augment the existing surface multilateration system already installed and commissioned at DXB to increase the surveillance coverage to 50nm from the airport.

The AMI surface multilateration system will allow the airport to accurately track aircraft positions on the airfield so that controllers can monitor the movements of all transponder equipped aircraft and vehicles. Saab’s VeeLo NG vehicle locator will be installed on ground vehicles to positively identify them and enable their positions to be tracked by the system. With Saab’s multilateration, air traffic controllers will be able to maintain situational awareness despite any obstructions or inclement weather that may constrain visual observations from the tower.

Saab is the leading multilateration surveillance provider in the world and is responsible for more than half of all global installations. Saab is proud to have Dubai and DAEP as another partner in the pursuit of increased aviation safety and efficiency.

Saab provides the global defence and aviation markets with advanced sensor technologies, next-generation radars, automation, and modelling and simulation solutions. It serves military, civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents.

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