Iran to buy radar equipment for international airport
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Iran will spend $35 million of radar equipment for the Mehrabad International Airport and the airspace monitoring center, Head of Iran Airports Company Siavash Amir Mokri said, Trend reports via the Young Journalists Club (YJC).
He said that discussions on the subject with foreign companies are underway.
Mokri added that taking into account the safety of flights, Iran’s radar technology should be compatible with the world’s modern technology. “After the radar equipment is purchased and installed, it won’t be necessary to renew the equipment of the airports for up to 20 years,” he said.
He noted that the revenues of Iranian airports reach about 17 trillion rials (about $404 million) a year.
He said that the number of flights decreased by 40-50 percent in the Iranian airspace over the past few days with the downing of a US drone.
On June 20, Iran downed a US drone. Following this, the number of passenger planes using Iran’s airspace has dropped.