On November 13, the first Argentine Meteorological Radar (RMA, in Spanish) was installed at the National Institute of Water (INA, in Spanish), in Ezeiza, Province of Buenos Aires; and it became operational on November 17. Previously, in April 2015, an Operational Prototype had been installed at the National University of Córdoba.
The first RMA, developed by INVAP S.E. (Argentine state-owned applied research company) for the Undersecretary Office of Water Resources, dependent on the National Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services, in the context of the National System of Meteorological Radars (SINARAME, in Spanish), was placed on a 36-meter-high structure.
In this project, INVAP is in charge of the development, manufacture and implementation of the SINARAME, operated by the National Meteorological Service (SMN, in Spanish) with the aim of establishing a national network of meteorological radars provided with a centralized real-time information system. The system comprises 10 RMA, 1 prototype and the Operation Center, which together with the radars provided by the company and the radars already installed throughout the country, will make up the National System of Meteorological Radars.