*KARACHI: Pakistan greatly enhances airspace surveillance capability with state of the art Radars system installed across the country.*
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has installed nine state-of-the-art radars to boost its speed and accuracy in detecting unwanted intrusions into the country’s airspace.
According to the details provided by the CAA, the government has installed upgraded radar systems at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Islamabad International Airport in the capital, and critical locations across Balochistan.
Manufactured in the Czech Republic and Spain, the newly-installed radars support the central air traffic management systems of the main airport facilities at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. In the long run, the radar systems are also expected to enhance the range of monitoring and detection of civil air traffic.
The installation of the new technology comes at a time of high tension between Pakistan and India.
In February this year, New Delhi’s fighter jet was gunned down by Pakistan Air force for attempting to intrude the country’s airspace.
After the aerial dogfight between the two ratcheted up tensions, Pakistan closed its airspace to Indian traffic. Ties between the two arch-rivals were downgraded further after India launched a campaign of oppression in occupied Kashmir.