The proliferation of piracy, terrorism, insurgency, smuggling, human trafficking and other illegal activities means that security is a major priority and requirement for Governments, Oil and Gas companies and a host of high risk private assets and facilities. Coastlines, ports, offshore platforms, military bases and private premises are key areas that require protection.

Maritime surveillance encompasses various applications and functions, but essentially the requirement uses radar and a variety of other sensors, combined with Command and Control systems to help prevent potential threats. This requires the accurate detection, identification and classification of marine vessels and other targets in order to manage them effectively. The nature of the application will define the type of vessels to be tracked, the distance they can be detected and identified, the number of sensors required and the network of Command and Control stations to allow operation and management of the system as well as data sharing with various stakeholders and external agencies.

Common applications include:

  • Coastal Surveillance
  • Oil and Gas Installations
  • High Risk Facilities
  • Port Security
  • Protection of Underwater Pipelines and Cables
  • Shipboard Surveillance