CRK to have new surveillance radar system

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Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) is set to install new surveillance radar for Clark International Airport (CRK). 

CIAC President Aaron Aquino said CRK needs a new radar system because the existing radar facility already exceeded its technically accepted usefulness. 

He added the current radar site needs to be relocated to conform to the government’s master plan for the Clark airport, citing technical issues such as height restrictions of commercial buildings surrounding the old radar facility.

“After 16 years, a new radar system will be located at Lily Hill, the highest point in Clark, as recommended by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. With a relocated radar system, CIAC will be able to continue the landside commercial developments within the aviation complex unhampered,” he said. 

Aquino said the modern radar facility project h includes the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of both the primary and secondary surveillance radar for Clark airport.

The project, which costs P593.6-million, is expected to be completed by February 2023.

He noted that CIAC, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and Clark Development Corporation are in coordination for the issuance of Site Possession for the relocated radar system.

The new airport surveillance radar project is part of CIAC’s airport infrastructure expansion program whose funding was approved via the General Appropriations Act of 2020 under the account of the BCDA Group, CIAC’s parent company.