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Saab Delivers Airport Surface Safety System at Zagreb International Airport

Defence and security company Saab has been selected by Croatia Control Ltd. to deploy its Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) at Zagreb International Airport. 

Saab will deliver a fully integrated A-SMGCS solution, including hardware, software and engineering services. The system will provide surveillance coverage using an array of Saab’s latest generation multilateration sensors and Saab’s SR-3 Surface-Movement Radar.

The Saab A-SMGCS will fuse surveillance data from the multilateration sensors and SR-3 for the location and identification of all aircraft operating on the airport’s surface. The surveillance data will be integrated with Saab’s conflict detection and alerting algorithms to provide controllers with advanced visual and auditory warning of potential runway incursions.

“Saab´s solutions at Zagreb International Airport will improve situational awareness, runway safety, capacity and will contribute to the landmark modernization project. We are committed to a long-term partnership with Croatia Control today and well into the future,” says Mike Gerry, head of business unit Air Traffic Management within Saab business area Surveillance.

The procurement is in line with Croatia Control’s focus on modernizing the air traffic systems at the largest and busiest international airport in Croatia.

“The implementation of the A-SMGCS system is the result of our strategy of continuous development and commitment to implement state-of-the-art ATM technology solutions in order to comply with the SES (Single European Sky) objectives. We are pleased with the fact that the importance of the project has been recognized by the European Commission, since the project is co-financed through CEF”, says Dragan Bilac, Director General of Croatia Control Ltd.

Saab ATM’s expertise spans surveillance sensors, ATC automation, collaborative decision making, and digital towers. Saab’s solutions are trusted by air navigation service providers, airports and airlines across six continents and in more than 100 locations across 45 countries. As a global leading partner and complete provider of proven ATM solutions, Saab transforms operations, turning innovative ideas into reality and supporting stakeholders from solution conception through to long-term support.

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Croatia Control Ltd (CCL) is a state-owned limited liability company providing air navigation services, pursuing the basic principle of a high level of air traffic safety. In compliance with the Single European Sky framework, CCL has been certified for the provision of ATS, CNS, AIS and MET services.