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Govt integrates radar to improve air navigation surveillance

Radar systems in three regions of the country — Natuna and Tanjung Pinang of Riau Islands province, and Pontianak of West Kalimantan – were recently integrated with the Jakarta Air Traffic Service Center (JATSC).

Transportation Ministry spokesman JA Barata said that the integration of the radar systems with JATSC was aimed at improving surveillance in the nation’s air navigation services.

“With this integration system, every aircraft that flies in the western side of Indonesia can be monitored closely by JATSC, which is the center for controlling air traffic in the western part of the country,” Barata told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday, adding that the government had previously upgraded the infrastructure of the three radar systems before integrating them with JATSC.

Indonesia has two Flight Information Regions (FIR) that are divided into the western part and the eastern part of the nation, centered at JATSC and Makassar Air Traffic Service Center (MATSC), respectively.

JATSC supervises 16 radar systems, including Banda Aceh (Aceh), Medan (North Sumatra), Pekanbaru (Riau), Palembang (South Sumatra), Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Semarang (Central Java), while MATSC handles 23, such as in Surabaya (East Java), Bali, Balikpapan (East Kalimantan), Ambon (Maluku), and Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara)

Source : www.thejakartapost.com, Wednesday 18 February 2015