On January 10, EANA S.E. (Argentine Air Navigation Company), dependent on the National Ministry of Transport, and INVAP signed a contract to provide and install a new secondary radar in the province of Entre Ríos, which will allow the identification and selective tracking of aircrafts by using new technology to pinpoint their position accurately even in hard to reach areas.
The contract was signed by the President of EANA, Engineer Gabriel Giannotti, and INVAP's Deputy General Manager, Engineer Marcelo Basigalup, in Buenos Aires.
On November 19, the new mobile medium-range Argentine Primary Radar, RPA-170M (originally known as RAM 2) left the test room located at San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport. This system was designed and manufactured in record time by the Río Negro technology company INVAP, initially with the mission of contributing to monitor Argentine's air space during the G-20 Summit.
On November 13, a new edition of the 2018 Konex Prizes closing ceremony took place, in which INVAP was awarded two prizes, the Platinum Konex in the “Scientific and Technological Research Organizations” category, and the Diamond Konex, the highest recognition. The ceremony took place at the auditorium of the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires, Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2263, Buenos Aires City.
The National Minister of Transport, Guillermo Dietrich, visited today INVAP S.E.'s headquarters in San Carlos de Bariloche, where together with the Governor of the Province of Río Negro, Mr. Alberto Weretilneck; the National Deputy, Dr. Sergio Wisky; the local Mayor, Enginneer Gustavo Genusso; and INVAP's General Manager & CEO, Dr. Vicente Campenni, announced the agreement signed by the Province of Río Negro's company and the National Government to modernize and maintain the radar equipment used for air navigation throughout the country.
On October 25, an agreement was signed to jointly finance doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships between the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET, in Spanish) and INVAP S.E., at the headquarters of the province of Río Negro company in San Carlos de Bariloche.
On June 29, the Governor of the province of Salta, Dr. Juan Manuel Urtubey, together with the Minister of Culture, Turism and Sports of that province, Mr. Juan Manuel Lavallen, toured INVAP's headquarters in San Carlos de Bariloche. On behalf of the government of the province of Río Negro, the Minister of Culture, Turism and Sports, Lic. Arabela Carreras, the Minister of Economy, Accountant Agustín Domingo, and other authorities also took part in the tour.