Since the launch of WAM in early 2005 in Innsbruck, the system has saved for Austro Control over 10 million euros compared to the costs of secondary radars operating. Moreover, the new system did not require any changes in the requirements for aircraft avionics, which is extremely important. In 2006, Innsbruck Airport received the Innovation Achievement Award in Barcelona.
In 2014 Austro Control, based on the successful experience of Innsbruck, launched
the nationwide WAM. The system is designed to complement, and in some cases replace, existing secondary radars. It is reported that WAM reduce the operating costs significantly, compared to traditional radars. The new Austrian national system covers an area of more than 51 thousand km², consists of 61 sensors and a data processing system that are transmitted directly to the Eurocontrol Air Traffic Management Service (ARTAS). ARTAS is a pan-European distributed data processing system that correlates information received from WAM with information received from secondary radars and brings them together. It is noted that WAM is capable of handling more than two thousand targets, providing better performance than required by the EUROCAE ED-142 standard. The system in Innsbruck was among the first wide-band multilateration systems implemented in the world.