Cassidian improves air traffic control at Vienna International Airport
Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will equip Vienna International Airport with its MSSR 2000 I airspace surveillance system, under a contract from Austro Control.
Cassidian thus improves the reliability and precision of air traffic control and, for the first time, makes it possible for Austro Control to use the latest approach control processes for airspace surveillance.
The MSSR 2000 I system combines the advanced processes of Mode S and ADS-B. On the one hand, this radar enables the active transmission of interrogation signals to collect movement data produced in the aircraft according to the latest Mode S air traffic control standard. However, on the other hand, it also allows for the passive reception of automatically broadcast identification signals from the aircraft.
Similar secondary radars are also used by military forces, for the reliable identification of their own and friendly aircraft. For example, for military friend-or-foe identification, the MSSR 2000 I interrogator is deployed by the armed forces of Germany, France, the UK and Australia. In total, Cassidian has contracts for 275 systems in 25 countries.