Embraer S.A.: Bradar announces contracts in the estimated amount of US$ 15
million in the area of remote sensing
Projects focus on mapping areas subject to natural disasters and on monitoring
environmental preservation areas
BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 4, 2013
BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 US$ 15 million (36 million Brazilian
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. At Belo Monte, Bradar will monitor
the entire area of the plant and will produce high-precision maps. The purpose
is to give support to the hydroelectric plant as it manages its basic
environmental project of identifying possible deforestation areas, illegal
encroachments, proliferation of aquatic plants (macrophytes), shifting earth,
and others. The data will be fundamental for the plant to keep track of the
field activities of implementing the enterprise.
As for the Santo Antonio plant, Bradar renewed the contract for monitoring the
area around the company's reservoir. This assists in providing monthly records
for controlling approximately 2,800 square kilometers, for the purpose of
identifying regions that undergo changes in the vegetation, like
deforestation, changes along the edges, selective tree cutting, and new
buildings, among other aspects.
"The services allows greater control over the preservation area of the
reservoirs, while immediately stopping damages to the property and generating
documents with highly precise facts and figures," said Mauricio Aveiro. "It is
clear that using radar technology for monitoring large areas is effective."
Bradar is the new name of OrbiSat Industria e Aerolevantamento S.A., a company
belonging to Embraer Defense & Security, specializing in remote sensing, as
well as in designing and building radar for aerial and land surveillance. At
its units in the cities of Sao Jose dos Campos and Campinas, the company has
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SOURCE Embraer S.A.
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