ERA has begun work with a local subcontractor to install its NEO system for nationwide ADS-B coverage in Saudi Arabia, under a contract signed with Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) in April.
The 18-month Kingdom Wide ADS-B and Afif WAM project also includes wide area multilateration (WAM) coverage around Afif in central Saudi Arabia. Fourteen sensors will provide coverage out to a radius of 150 n miles.
A total of 14 dual ADS-B stations will be deployed at SANS-owned sites to deliver countrywide surveillance, with a central processing system in Jeddah. Data will be distributed to SANS area control centres in Riyadh and Jeddah, as well as to SANS headquarters.