22 Dec '14, 1pm

Radar data on Russian aircraft being shared to mitigate collision risks

Radar data on Russian aircraft being shared to mitigate collision risks

The militaries of at least two Baltic and Scandinavian countries have begun sharing primary radar information with civilian air traffic control (ATC) authorities over concerns of Russian aircraft operating in the region without transponders, IHS Jane's was told on 17 December. Speaking during a media tour of Amari Airbase near the northern coast of Estonia, the chief of the country's air force, Colonel Jaak Tarien, said his country and Finland have begun this sharing of information to try and mitigate the risks these Russian aircraft pose to commercial air traffic. "It has been a concern for commercial air traffic for a while now that Russian aircraft are flying with no transponders, no flight plans, and without voice contact with ATC. In Estonia we now share our primary radar information with civil ATC. I believe that Finland does this also, but all the nations [in the Ba...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/47191/radar-data-on-russian-...

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