Sri Lanka gets radio network for new international airport

April 18, 2012 (LBO) – A Chinese company building a new international airport in southern Sri Lanka has selected a radio network from Cassidian, a unit of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). Known as Claricor, the radio system includes an Automatic Vehicle Locating function and is Cassidian’s product for small to medium-sized networks. The Hambantota International Airport in Sri Lanka is to be equipped with a secure ‘TETRA’ radio communication network by Cassidian, the company said in a statement.

It was chosen by China Harbour & Engineering Company (CHEC), which is building the airport to be opened in September 2012.

The installation, commissioning and activation of the system will be done by the Sri Lanka-based Queens Radio Marine Electronics, Cassidian’s reseller in Sri Lanka, in co-operation with the Cassidian team based in India.

Cassidian’s Head of Sales & Marketing for Public Safety, Indian Subcontinent, Ehud Weizman, said it was the second TETRA system in the country.

The first system of this type is about to start operations at Bandaranaike International Airport, north of Colombo.

Cassidian is the Defence & Security division of EADS, a global aerospace and