NAMA Completes Radar Project
The Nigerian Airspace Management Authorithy (NAMA) completed the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) project. The project, which was conceived seven years ago, has nine locations with major stations in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. It will be co-fixed with primary and secondary surveillance systems that will have ranges of 65 and 256 nautical miles, respectively. The radar project will have five relay stations located at Ilorin, Maiduguri, Obubra, Numan and Talata-Mafara. It will include a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) network to connect the various radar sites and allow the two area control centres in Lagos and Kano to receive radar inputs from the secondary radar site.