A radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging) is an installation made to search the surroundings for objects (targets) in the air, on land or at sea, by means of radio waves. 

Depending on the target (what we want to know about the object), radars are manufactured in different shapes and used on board aircrafts, at airports, on vessels, in harbours, by the police to check car speed, by the military, for space travel and astronomy.

An application form must be submitted.

Before a licence to use a radar can be issued, the BIPT has to obtain an opinion from the aviation authorities, in particular the Directorate of Aviation, skeyes and Defence.

In order to enable us to obtain these opinions on time, requests regarding a radar should therefore be submitted to the BIPT’s Private Licences Department at least two weeks prior to the desired start date of use.

If this deadline is not met, we cannot guarantee that the licence will be able to be delivered on time. Moreover, the granting of a licence is always subject to a positive outcome of the technical analysis of the file.


BIPT - Licences Department
Ellipse Building C
Boulevard du Roi Albert II 35 box 1
B-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 226 88 15

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