Brazil: Bradar, the new name of OrbiSat Industria e Aerolevantamento, a company controlled by Embraer Defense & Security, recently signed three important contracts in the area of remote sensing, in the estimated amount of $ 15 million (36 million Brazilian Reais).
The objective of the first, with the Mineral Research and Resources Company (CPRM), is to map extreme risk areas in 74 Brazilian municipalities, with a total area of 90,000 square kilometers. The cities to be monitored were selected based on a study that pointed out the greatest probability of landslides and flooding. The project will take 15 months and is a part of the Federal government”s Accelerated Growth Program (PAC).
To carry out the mapping program, Bradar will use remote sensing technology Interferometric synthetic aperture radar that operates on the X and P bandwidths, which are capable of generating high-precision maps.
“We are very pleased to be able to take part in this project, because our product was proven to be qualified as the most adequate for this type of survey,” said Bradar President Mauricio Aveiro. “We will be able to contribute data that is able to guide the actions of public authorities in preventing natural disasters and catastrophes in these municipalities.”
The other two contracts are focused on monitoring environmental preservation areas around the hydroelectric plants of Belo Monte, in the State of Para, and Santo Antonio, in the State of Rondonia.
Source: PR Newswire