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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2017, 12:53:11 PM »
(additional google images for currently deployed secondary/SSR Thales RSM-970-S airport radars)

Bacolod Airport Radar: Secondary (SSR)

google street view:

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/@10.7732961,123.0114672,3a,37.5y,127.62h,100.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s2A0jwzblYVa78FBr3jRntw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656



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Davao Airport Radar: Secondary (SSR)

google street view:

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/@7.138289,125.6487542,3a,15y,146.53h,90.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suDmu0UGpz83FopXz3dxupw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2017, 03:02:31 PM »

Davao Airport Radar: Secondary (SSR)

google street view:

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/@7.138289,125.6487542,3a,15y,146.53h,90.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suDmu0UGpz83FopXz3dxupw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656



Talking about commitment-to-cause Mr R. That image is only visible from a specific location.

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2017, 04:02:19 PM »
^hehe, yup @chief :D took a while to find that view in order to verify it was just an SSR in Davao...

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2017, 09:48:02 AM »

Kalibo PSR and SSR
Photo Credit Timawan Arcabe
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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2017, 12:43:45 PM »

Kalibo PSR and SSR
Photo Credit Timawan Arcabe

Nice one SG99n1. Regards to Arcabe. Has he rejoined the community yet?

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2017, 04:11:40 PM »
^nice! really great looking pic @SG ;D

so that confirms that particular PSR+SSR site from the old 2011 CAAP plan... so we've seen 3 of the new Thales PSR+SSR sites, now where could the others be? ;D

say, is @arcabe the same "arcabe" over in the skyscrapercity aviation site?

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2017, 04:50:55 PM »
I dont know yet. But i know he is quite busy these days... and he is lurking in this forum.
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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2017, 10:55:14 PM »
There is this radar station that was recently installed here in Zamboanga City with new Radome, tower and the facilites therein. Must've wonder that maybe under one, two or all of them -CAAP/DND/Pagasa control since its proximity to the Zamboanga international airport and the Western Mindanao Command.

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2017, 10:58:43 PM »
There is this radar station that was recently installed here in Zamboanga City with new Radome, tower and the facilites therein. Must've wonder that maybe under CAAP/DND/Pagasa control since its proximity to the Zamboanga international airport and the Western Mindanao Command.



Google Streetview: https://www.google.com/maps/@6.9232289,122.0321262,0a,75y,294.23h,88.9t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1smAN34s5ZftYo_pTj7eEVQg!2e0 Check out Labuan - Limpapa National Road Shared via the #StreetView app

Note: I took this photo on the way to the City in an important event that I attended.
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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2017, 01:13:27 PM »
^nice pic @MrPitz :D

from your pic and the pics in google streetview from the link you gave, the style of the building matches the ones built by CAAP in Bacolod, Davao, and the Kalibo pic from @SG... the tower, with it's clipped-corner square platform (ie. like a squared-off octagon) and it's large boxlike pedestal, also matches the tower style used by CAAP in the Bacolod, Davao, Kalibo, and Mactan towers which support the new Thales radars...

it's too bad the Zamboaga google streetview pics dated from Feb 2016 show the tower without the radome but still missing the radar antenna, if it showed the antenna we could have determined if the Zamboanga site got a Thales PSR+SSR combo set or if it just got a standalone SSR...

maybe you might have seen the tower with the radar antenna before the radome was installed there in Zamboanga? if you did would you remember if it was a Thales PSR+SSR combo set (like the one visible in Mactan, or in the Kalibo pic from @SG posted above)?

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2017, 04:25:28 PM »

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #56 on: February 14, 2017, 02:11:13 PM »

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« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2017, 04:46:32 PM »
^nice find @Aris :D  they even showed some screen displays from CAAP's new Thales TopSky system...

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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2017, 08:19:17 AM »
Clark Airport gears up for Tagaytay radar shutdown

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&sid=&nid=&rid=968214

CLARK,  Pampanga, March 1 (PNA) -- Authorities of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) have ironed out contingency plans for the possible diversion of flights at the Clark International Airport (CRK) from March 6 to 11 due to the temporary shutdown of the Tagaytay radar for upgrading and maintenance.

CIAC president and CEO Alexander Cauguiran said the CRK is prepared in the event that some flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be diverted to CRK next week.

“Clark airport is ready should there be flight diversions and we are more than willing to help ease the discomfort of passengers affected by the diversion,” Cauguiran said, adding that CRK has ample aircraft parking slots, hotel accommodations, transportation services, and emergency and technical services.

Although two radars will remain operational during the maintenance of the Tagaytay radar, the latter’s temporary shutdown will result in a reduction of flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Hilarion Ritche Nacpil, CRK Terminal Operations manager, said the airport can accommodate at least 33 aircrafts during the day and 26 aircrafts at night.

The upgrading of the Tagaytay radar will include a new technology called the Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM), a system that ensures safer and more efficient air traffic flow. (PNA)
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Re: Primary and Secondary Search Radars @ PH airports
« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2017, 01:24:46 PM »
Tagaytay radar now fully operational -- CAAP

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=&sid=&nid=&rid=970930

MANILA, March 12 (PNA) -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) lifted at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday the notice to airmen (NOTAM) on the temporary shut down of Tagaytay radar operations for maintenance and upgrade from March 6 to 11.

The radar is now back to normal operations. It may be recalled that the number of flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was reduced from 40 to 32 flights per hour during the maintenance period.

CAAP Deputy Director General for Operations Manuel Antonio Tamayo assured the public that the country's aviation regulator is doing its best to provide safe, secure and convenient air travel for everybody.

Tamayo acknowledged the effort of aviation stakeholders, airline operators and the management of Manila International Airport and Clark International Airport, whose efforts contributed to the positive process of Tagaytay radar maintenance.

Tagaytay radar is one of the three radars being utilize by CAAP in guiding flights approaching airports at NAIA and Clark.

CAAP said the repair covered the overhauling of antenna and replacement of its drive motor and rotary joint.

"The repair is necessary as Tagaytay radar will be integrated with the satellite-based Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) systems the we will launch soon," explained CAAP.

CNS/ATM system enable aircraft operators to meet their planned departure and arrival schedules, and adhere to their preferred flight profiles with minimum constraints, without compromising agreed levels of safety.

The system also aims to improve the handling and transfer of information, extend surveillance and improve navigational accuracy that will lead increased airspace capacity and achieve reduced flight operating costs and delays.

The PHP9-billion Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) assisted CNS/ATM facility will be turned over by main contractor Sumitomo-Thales JV to CAAP management by July.

Once fully operational, CAAP said the facility can monitor 80 percent of the Manila Flight Information Region assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). (PNA)
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