Raytheon system ups shipborne security

30 Jul 2014
ShipGuard has been developed in response to increasing demand for security of merchant ships and maritime trade

ShipGuard has been developed in response to increasing demand for security of merchant ships and maritime trade

Germany’s Raytheon Anschütz has unveiled an efficient shipborne security solution in response to increasing demand for security that will be presented for the first time at SMM 2014.

ShipGuard integrates the vessel’s existing navigation systems, such as AIS and radar, with a suite of commercial surveillance cameras. It’s available as a stand-alone system to upgrade existing or bridge system installations or as a functional task on Raytheon Synapsis multifunctional workstations.

With ShipGuard, the company says shipowners can significantly increase vessel security and maritime situational awareness onboard. In its basic configuration ShipGuard offers the crew early detection and identification of approaching contacts, intuitive classification and efficient alarm zone monitoring as well as easy monitoring of own and friendly units such as support vessels or tender boats.

Built on the flexible and advanced Synapsis system, it can be easily configured and integrated with individual components to meet individual requirements best.

The solution can be used onboard various ships for multiple purposes including oil rig and windfarm protection tasks performed by offshore or windfarm service ships and anti-piracy solutions required by cruise and cargo ships.

For safety-sensitive markets, ShipGuard can be enhanced with advanced options such as Geo-Tiff maps, additional radars or sonars, a marine small target tracker, data links for ship-to-shore or ship-to-shore data exchange, integrated search light control or even integrated control of effectors such as acoustic devices, water cannons, or laser dazzlers.

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