Surveillance operations in the maritime domain are often complicated and demanding with an environment that is very dynamic.
An undisclosed African country has recently awarded a contract to BIRD Aerosystems, a leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.
As per the contract, BIRD Aerosystems will supply some ASIO Cessna Citations aircraft all pre-installed with an advanced maritime patrol sensor and integrated with BIRD’s Mission Management system (MSIS).
According to Birds Aerosystems, the aircraft will share the operational picture with ASIO mission management stations installed on the customer’sNaval Ships and HQ command, ensuring that all operating teams share a unified, real-time situational awareness picture.
The solution to be provided includes BIRD’s advanced Mission Management System (MSIS) which manages the complete mission and enables ASIO Airborne, Naval and Ground unites to share real-time information. MSIS collects and processes large amounts of information gathered from all onboard sensors which is then automatically classified, prioritized and clearly displayed using state of the art algorithms with an easy to use and intuitive human-machine interface.
BIRD’s MSIS reduces mission crew workload by display and operation of important aspects of the mission at any given time, enabling the crew to efficiently complete detection and classification of only the relevant targets.
Surveillance operations in the maritime domain are often complicated and demanding with an environment that is more dynamic. Maritime threats such as piracy, smuggling, illegal fishing, oil pollution, illegal underwater activities and other criminal and terror operations are on the rise, The need for comprehensive maritime awareness to increase safety and security regardless of weather and lighting conditions, becomes more prevalent.