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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.07): Airport Surveillance Radar

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Airport Surveillance Radar

New terminal ATC radar system that replaces current analog systems with new digital technology. Older radars, some up to 20 years old, are being replaced to improve reliability, provide additional weather data, reduce maintenance cost, improve performance, and provide digital data to new digital automation systems for presentation on ATC displays.

FMI: www.faa.gov/ats/atb/sectors/surveillance/asr11/Public/FactSheet.htm

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