Skyguide adopts state-of-the-art Mode S radar technology

Skyguide is steadily introducing Mode S, the latestgeneration radar technology, for its radar system needs. Mode S permits the selective interrogation of individual aircraft to obtain their digitised data. The new technology substantially raises the quality of the data obtained, and allows more information than before to be exchanged between the aircraft’s transponder and the ground radar facility. Mode S will be introduced in multiple steps, and will gradually supersede Mode A/C, the current industry standard.