In its permanent pursuit of new markets and business opportunities, INVAP has been working to establish a strategic partnership with the company Turkish Aerospace. In this respect, a common goal is the development of a new satellite series to enter in a competitive way into the international market of low-weight and high-performance telecommunication satellites.
On April 23, the Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) carried out on the antenna and pedestal of the new Argentine Monopulse Secondary Radar (RSMA, in Spanish,) developed by INVAP, were successfully completed. The RSMA will be located at the airport of the city of Paraná (ICAO Code: SAAP), in the third-month period of this year.
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.