Tanzania will soon gain control over its airspace after the signing of an agreement for the procurement and installation of four modern surveillance radars.

The Government, through the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), yesterday signed a Sh61.3 billion contract in Dar es Salaam with the French firm Thales Air System, which is expected to install the radar systems at four airports.

TCAA director general Hamza Johari said “Airspace security is of paramount importance… with these four radars we will be able to monitor our entire airspace and beyond.”