Thales signed a contract with the Bolivian Ministry of Defence to supply the Bolivian Armed Forces with integrated air defence and civil air traffic management systems.
The contract amount estimated at EUR185 million comprise the delivery of a total of thirteen radars across twelve sites, including four air defence radars, one Star2000 primary surveillance radar, two TRAC approach radars and six RSM970 secondary radars.
The radars will form the backbone of the surveillance infrastructure and will be integrated into a new purpose built air traffic control centre complex. The centre will house the company’s TopSky-ATC air traffic management systems, and SkyView air C4I system aimed to deliver a single integrated air picture and common situation awareness for defence air operations.
The 2,500 square meter complex will be built over the coming months and is due for completion in 2017 when the new system will become operational.