Transas, MDS secure multimillion-dollar coastal surveillance contract in Taiwan

(TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Transas Marine Pacific and its local partner Mercuries Data Systems (MDS) have secured a multimillion-dollar contract from the Taiwan Coast Guard Administration for installation and commissioning of the National Coastal Surveillance System.

The mission-critical system is based on the Transas Navi-Harbour software employing advanced features for accurate detection, tracking and identification of small and high-speed targets. The system will provide the Taiwan coast guard with real-time data on any activities occurring in a coastal zone thus ensuring full control over an entire coastal area. It will help to prevent illegal activity, to protect critical onshore infrastructure from intruders and support decision-making process.
Navi-Harbour software and all necessary equipment will be installed at the National Control Center in Taipei, at the Disaster Recovery Site and at the Regional Control Centers located along Taiwan’s coastline. To provide additional shore-based situational awareness Transas will deliver AIS network software and deploy a shore-based AIS infrastructure. The project also includes installation of 114 radars for 57 local sites, six mobile surveillance vehicles as well as 11 radars for harbor security purposes.

Transas has established a strong position in the coastal surveillance systems highly competitive market and strives to continue its growth in this business area by winning new national-scale projects around the world.

By Professional Mariner Staff