Tunisia has state-of-the-art technology,

Tunisia is currently equipped with state-of-the-art air surveillance and cybersecurity equipment. But she needs to conquer the field of remote control tower management and improve the skill of specialists. This was argued by Khaled Nsiri, Regional Director for Africa of the International Federation of Air Navigation Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA).

Tunisia is obliged to adapt to technical developments. As well as to initiate an upgrade of its specialized human resources over the next decade. This is what Khaled Nsiri says in response to a question from TAP Agency.

first international symposium of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on new and emerging technologies in the field of reconnaissance, surveillance, cybersecurity and control towers in civil and military aviation addressed the subject of air navigation security, intelligence services and the risks of drone attacks in Tunisia. This event was held from September 5 to 7, 2022 in Hammamet.

The participants of this meeting recommended to introduce technologies for the detection of drones with the objective of exploiting it or discovering them and exploiting remote digital control towers for unpopulated places. But also to use navigation through satellites. The meeting discussed the importance of the role that new aviation security technologies play in cybersecurity. The speakers shone the light on the human and technological factor and the authorizations. And this in order to achieve the highest levels of aviation safety.

Cybersecurity, the mother of all battles

Cybersecurity is the guarantor of the security of digital and electronic equipment infrastructures. And this given that all the equipment is linked together. All thanks to digital networking that can protect them from penetration, eavesdropping and blocking.

Nsiri stressed that Tunisia is currently in a comfortable situation. Particularly in terms of air navigation safety. But it needs to adapt to rapid technical developments. He underlined the possibility of creating a professional aptitude certificate for electronics specialists. And this in order to confirm their aptitude in a periodic way and thus to ensure the effectiveness of their interventions, the safety of air traffic, the cybernetic protection. As well as the fight against any unforeseen attack.

With TAP

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