Launch of second generation radar makes Nepalese airspace more secure


18th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has launched a second generation radar for the surveillance of Nepalese airspace which has made the air force of the country more secured and organized.

Authorities said that the radar was also effective in detecting foreign ships entering Nepal and other aviation securities. The radar started operated on January.

According to Air Traffic Controller Sitaram Bhandari, after the radar of the second generation operates, the air force has been more secure and arranged. He said, "Air traffic management has become simpler. Service has been more effective than in the past."It appears as the most important achievement in recent aviation history due to the increases in surveillance capabilities, making Nepal's skies has been more secure.

In the past, contact was established through the radio wave but now it is easy to know about the flight status of the ship due to current audio and visual availability. Spokesperson of Tribhuvan International Airport Office, Premnath Thakur, said that the air services have been safe and reliable. The use of technology has increased to higher levels.

The high-capacity 'TG Radar' has been operated in Bhattadada of Lalitpur with the financial and technical assistance of the Japanese International Cooperation Organization (JICA). At present, the problem of ship 'holding' in the sky with the new system connection has also ended.

It has been analyzed for regular monitoring of radar activity for seven days and data received from it. "The micro-monitoring of radar's work is going on regularly. Its effectiveness is also being analyzed. From the new radar, information about the condition of the ship can be gathered within 450 miles away from Kathmandu. CAAN said that the 'en-route radar' and 'terminal radar' connected to the airport would make the air flights more systematic and secure.

According to the spokesperson of the Authority, Birendra Prasad Shrestha, the new radar will be covering more parts of the country and with this security is also maintained. He added that the air traffic management has become easier."This technology will play a major role in protecting Nepal's airspace," he said.

The radar is being proposed for expansion after the construction of Gautam Buddha Airport. There is also a preparation for connecting all the flights of the country by connecting new radar to the said airport. The airport will be able to operate within one and half years.