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THE AGENCY FOR THE SAFETY OF AERIAL NAVIGATION
THE AGENCY FOR THE SAFETY OF AERIAL NAVIGATION in Africa and Madagascar (Asecna) has awarded Thales a 20-million-euro ($24-million) turnkey contract to supply and install four air traffic management systems, each with a monopulse Mode S secondary surveillance radar. Asecna controls airspace 1.5 times the size of Europe, and represents 16 member countries--14 western and central African nations, as well as Madagascar and France. Receiving the ATM systems will be Dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Brazzaville, Congo Republic; and Niamey, Niger.