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Iran launches local radar simulator for air traffic control

01 March 2011 [12:54] - TODAY.AZ
Iran launched an indigenous radar simulator system for air traffic control at its Mehrabad International Airport, ISNA reported.

The system was operated in a ceremony attended by Iranian aviation industry and airport officials. The home-made system which took one-year to be built by Iranian air traffic control experts plays a leading and decisive role in training air traffic controllers and boosting their capabilities to create distance between flights.

The radar simulator system's named "Romina" costs $41 thousands which is drastically lower than its foreign model worths $600 thousands.

The device is able to train radar practically, practice giving services to aircrafts in emergency and kidnapping cases, reduce training expenses, analyzes flight events and valuate controllers' performance. The invention is a great step in breaking sanction against Iran and meeting needs of the country for aviation training equipment.



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