Paris. October. Thales has signed a contract for the supply of two Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) systems for the Terminal Maneuvering Area of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh airports. The systems will be operated by Cambodia Air Traffic Services (CATS), a subsidiary of SAMART Corporation, a Thai ICT Group.
The WAM systems have been designed to maximize usage of the existing ATM infrastructure for CATS. Through this contract, the existing Thales ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) Ground Stations will become an integral part of the WAM systems. Surveillance data from all sensors will be processed and displayed at the Thales TopSky-ATC system in Phnom Penh, fostering the highest level of air traffic safety. In addition, Thales WAM systems’ precision will help optimize air traffic across Cambodian airspace, hence reducing aviation-related CO2 emissions.
CATS provides air traffic control services, both civil and military airspace, throughout Cambodia.
“The WAM contract for Cambodia is another great opportunity to demonstrate Thales’ capability to provide Global Surveillance solutions. Combining advantages of all available surveillance technologies will guarantee the best possible ATM infrastructure for CATS.” Vaclav Sourek, Thales Director Sales & Marketing, Air Traffic Management business.