Problem regarding the twenty years old RADAR system

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Airport Survillance Radar (ASR) Site of Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal

Problem regarding the twenty years old RADAR system

Kathmandu – 04 November 2016

The old RADAR system that has been operating in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for over twenty years had a problem in the optical link a day before.

According to the source of Aviation Nepal, the optical link in the system was cut by a mouse from the underground. The new RADAR system has not been in operation yet. So, due to the damage done in the link, the system couldn’t operate two days before. Though the problem has been mitigated, the functioning of the new RADAR system has been due which was expected to be in operation around November. The new RADAR system is an upgraded version which is called the Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) system and ahs been installed in Bhatte Dada.

The new RADAR system is an upgraded version which is called the Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) system and has been installed in Bhatte Dada.

It’s quite shameful that the RADAR system faced mechanical failure during the visit of the Indian President Mr. Pranav Mukherjee which again shows the carelessness of the Airport management and Air Traffic Control (ATC) officers.

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