MARSS Completes Installation of NiDAR Security System on First of a Multihull Offshore Patrol Vessel Fleet

MARSS is pleased to announce the installation of the first NiDAR maritime security system of a multihull US$20M+ contract from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) (Malaysia) for the Royal Malaysian Navy.

The contract includes the design, integration, delivery, installation and commissioning of the MARSS NiDAR 360˚ air, surface and underwater anti-intruder security system, with the first hull of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet launched last month.

NiDAR automatically detects and alerts 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 integrates diver detection sonars, thermal imaging cameras and sensor feeds from onboard radar, as well as non-lethal deterrents. NiDAR will be operated via MARSS’ intuitive Command & Control (C2) interface from multiple fixed and mobile command stations onboard.

“MARSS has 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 (COTS) equipment,“ said Rob Balloch, SVP of MARSS Group, adding “MARSS established an engineering presence in Malaysia to support our customers with the implementation of force protection technologies across their assets.  The project also saw a number of substantial sub-contracts placed with key partners to support the large scale project. We are pleased to reveal the completion of two ship-sets to date.”

MARSS has an established track record in the development of integrated maritime domain awareness solutions with NiDAR™ systems operational worldwide in the protection of naval, commercial and private vessels.


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