Pakistan Installs 9 High-Tech, Wide-Range Radars at Multiple Airports

Given the rising tensions with India, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has installed 9 high-tech, wide-range radars at multiple airports to protect the Pakistani airspace from the possibility of intrusion

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In the wake of the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India over New Delhi’s unlawful annexation of the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir, Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has installed nine modern surveillance radars at multiple airports across the country to protect the airspace against any misadventures or intrusions.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been prompted to install 9 high-tech radar systems at multiple airports after the escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals, which has stirred alarm bells across south Asia. This decision has been taken to protect the airspace of the country, and the CAA is expected to install more radars in the upcoming days.

9 State-of-the-Art Radars

The high-tech, wide-range radars are equipped with advanced technology that will identify and locate aircrafts from a great distance.

The new radar systems have been installed at the Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport, Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal and the New Islamabad Airport, amongst other airports. These radars have been installed on key locations across the Lakpass, Rojhan and Pasni regions of Balochistan.

CAA official noted that given the current situation and escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, Pakistan has taken the right measures to safeguard its airspace

Three stations have been refurbished with primary surveillance facilities, while the remaining six radars are powered with secondary surveillance facilities, which have been manufactured in the Czech Republic and Spain.

The 9 high-tech radar systems are fully integrated with the Central Air Traffic Management System to avoid chaos. An official from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revealed that the installation of these 9 wide-range radars will enhance airport security, which is imperative given the ongoing tensions.

The CAA official noted that given the current situation and escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, Pakistan has taken the right measures to safeguard its airspace, reimburse its security measures and maintain regional peace.

Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) installed a state of the art radar system, which will allow an accurate weather force for a period of 3 to 10 days.

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The installations of the 9 high-tech radar systems have come in the wake of intensified tensions and increase ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC). The occupied valley of Kashmir has, once again, emerged as a nuclear flashpoint in the region, as India continues to heighten human rights violations, and the unprecedented communications blackout and curfew imposed on the valley has exceeded a 32-day period.


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