TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Specialists at Iran Airports Company in cooperation with the defense industry has produced home-made Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) system.
DME is a radio navigation technology that measures the slant range (distance) between an aircraft and a ground station by timing the propagation delay of radio signals in the frequency band between 960 and 1215 megahertz (MHz).
Siamak Behnam, an official at Iran Airports Company, said that the system will be tested in lab for two months before being utilized in the country’s airports in September.
"Iran had earlier purchased DME systems from Germany, Britain and France,” he added.
Behnam said that manufacturing the indigenized DME system by the Iranian experts has saved 50% of the price of foreign models for the country.
Iran has taken long strides in development of its air industry despite the US sanctions.