According to the statement made by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the construction of the tower and radar building at Gaziantep Airport will be put into service after the test phase.

The Minister of Industry and Technology, Mustafa Varank, stated in the statement, stated that the radar was developed locally and nationally in cooperation with the TÜBİTAK Information and Information Security Advanced Technologies Research Center (BİLGEM) and the General Directorate of State Airports Administration (DHMI). Varank, “MGR, we have implemented with national resources will be Turkey’s first civil aviation for airport approach radar system. Our national surveillance radar a civil aircraft with our departure will make safer landings.” used expressions.

“Stating that MGR will be delivered to DHMI with full functionality after completing the test stages, Varank said that it will be used actively in air traffic control services.”

Ministers Varank, Bilgen, pointing out that Turkey has a very important function in developing their own original technology “Of course, the main task of TÜBİTAK institutes critical R & D to carry out the work. Commercialize technologies we this developed, batch production to companies wishing to cooperate with the them of this technology we are ready to license. ” found the assessment.


MGR consists of the primary surveillance radar PSR with full backup and the secondary observation radar SSR. The PSR radar operates on the S-band and has a range of 112 kilometers and an area of ​​8.5 kilometers of azimuth. SSR radar also provides MODE-S support. In this way, information such as registration mark, position, altitude and speed of the aircraft can be transmitted.

MGR, which has an algorithm capable of tracking moving targets, can also measure precipitation location and density.

Full redundancy tests and factory acceptance tests of the PSR system have been completed. The field acceptance testing process of the system will start on February 24.