VTS Control Center in the Tianjin MSA
Coastal surveillance systems

Mission-critical solutions provide coast guards with real-time information on all activities occurring in a coastal area.

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Coastal surveillance systems

Our coastal surveillance systems (CSS) are mission-critical solutions based on cutting-edge software and equipment with advanced features that provide coast guards with real-time information to keep a diligent eye on the shorelines. The systems ensure complete control over the entire area by providing accurate detection, tracking, and identification of small and high-speed targets that enter the coastal zone under surveillance. Our solutions guarantee complete shore-based situational awareness, thereby preventing all illegal activities and protecting lives at sea, the environment, and critical onshore infrastructure from intruders.

Key benefits

  • Creation of a common operational picture.
  • Comprehensive monitoring and control of maritime areas like territorial waters, port areas as per ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code), exclusive economic areas, environmentally sensitive areas and military training areas.
  • Detection and prevention of illegal activities such as piracy, terrorism, smuggling, drug trafficking, illegal fishing and unauthorised access to protected areas.
  • Operational efficacy: Data is stored for historical trends analysis, while full all-component redundancy provides continuous operations.

Key features

  • Consolidated systems: Integrations of local and regional operations centres into a national scale system improve command chain.
  • Blended data from many sensors types allow for the detection of even small targets.
  • Integrated CCTV/EOS helps visually identify unknown targets, while the anomaly detection module picks out targets exhibiting suspicious behaviour amongst all vessel traffic.
  • Advanced radar processing system tracks high-speed manoeuvring targets.
  • Multipurpose target classification (friend or foe) improves situational awareness, while mobile sensor sites improve overall surveillance.
  • Long-range sensors extend coverage up to the edge of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).

Service and maintenance

We provide 24/7 and lifecycle-long support. Whether your assets need servicing, spare parts, you have questions about collaborations or want solution quotes — our Support and Maintenance Teams are here for you.

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How it works

  • Sensor sites collect data from the country’s entire coastline  
  • Mobile sites and the Coast Guard’s own ships can fill any gaps in the coverage of stationary sites
  • Control centers provide a common operational picture according to their area of responsibility
  • National control center receives aggregated information for top-level decision-making
  • Interception orders can be delivered directly to patrol vessels

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