Kent

New radar system for Kent's Manston Airport

Work is getting under way on a new multi-million pound radar system for a Kent airport to ensure offshore wind turbines are not mistaken for aircraft.

It will help air traffic controllers at Manston Airport deal with the radar "clutter" caused by rotating wind turbines at offshore wind farms nearby.

Charles Buchanan, chief executive, said the new system ensured the continued safe operation of the airport.

Manston's existing radar system will be replaced by the end of the year.

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