As interest in ADS-B heats up around the world, Thales is upgrading its Eurocat system to handle this new type of surveillance in Australia nationwide, giving the French company a potential edge over competitors. ADS-B is a surveillance system that broadcasts an aircraft's GPS-derived location to a receiver on the ground. In Australia, the data link is a Mode S transponder transmitting on 1090 MHz. The aircraft position can then be shown on a Eurocat display, along with radar returns. A ...

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