Paris airports authority Aeroports de Paris has awarded Thomson-CSF a contract to replace the airfield surface traffic radar equipment (ASTRE) that has been in service 18 years at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The new version, ASTRE 2000, is a panoramic radar that offers high-precision detection of all ground movements, including intruders, and provides controllers with information "even in the worst weather conditions," the company said. The ASTRE 2000 will be a component in the surface ...

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