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RMN patrol vessel receives MARSS NiDAR system

13th October 2017 - 07:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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MARSS has successfully installed its NiDAR perimeter security system on the first of six offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), the company announced on 9 October.

The contract includes the design, integration, delivery, installation and commissioning of the MARSS NiDAR 360° air, surface and underwater anti-intruder security system for the RMN's fleet of Littoral Combat Ships.

According to the company, NiDAR is designed to detect and alert operators against divers, underwater vehicles and small fast-moving surface intruders by integrating near and long-range surveillance with deterrents into one intelligent domain awareness picture.

The system incorporates thermal imaging cameras, diver detection sonars and sensor feeds from onboard radar, as well as non-lethal deterrents.

NiDAR will be operated via MARSS’ command and control interface from numerous fixed and mobile command stations onboard.

Rob Balloch, SVP of MARSS Group, said: ‘MARSS established a strong working partnership with the Royal Malaysian Navy and Boustead Naval Shipyard to design and deliver a comprehensive world class vessel security system.

‘Our NiDAR system redefines what can be achieved for maritime domain awareness leveraging commercial off the shelf equipment.’

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