Israeli maritime intelligence system for Southeast Asia

A system for detection of maritime threats is being purchased for use in Southeast Asia from an Israeli company.
By Richard Tomkins  |  Jan. 12, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Israel's TSG IT Advanced Systems reports it is preparing to deliver its 2C maritime intelligence system to an unidentified country in Southeast Asia.

The 2C system, based on advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence is for detecting and identifying threats at sea. It self-learns sea routes, integrates that knowledge with existing databases, and automatically triggers alerts in real time.

The system connects with existing command and control systems or creates an independent marine image by integrating various types of sensors.

"More than ever before, the sea is bursting with illegal activities -- oil theft, illegal fishing, smuggling, ships being overtaken by pirates, illegal immigration and various other types of hostile activities," said TSG's senior vice president, Ofer Burin. "At the same time, a vast amount of routine trade and traffic is taking place. It has therefore become increasingly important to efficiently and accurately examine all these maritime events.

"2C was developed to answer this need for an automated system that will be able to correctly analyze today's complex marine environment and enable the most effective management of maritime forces."

No information was provided by the company as to the value of the contract for the 2C system or its delivery schedule.

"We recently began preparations to deliver the 2C system for a customer in Southeast Asia," Burin said. "In order to deliver a complete picture of activities at sea, we are deploying a range of sensors alongside our system which will enable them to receive precise information regarding the location of objects at sea, thus giving them unprecedented insight into the areas over which they have control."

TSG is a subsidiary of the Ness Group, which specializes in defense, telecommunications and homeland security solutions.

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