The Tunisian Government has awarded a contract to US-based PAE to provide maritime surveillance support to help maintain security of its territorial waters.
Under the contract, PAE will deliver key command, control, communications, and surveillance (C3/S) capabilities to the Tunisian Navy.
PAE national security solutions business unit president Kenneth Myers said: “PAE has over 60 years of supporting the execution of complex and critical missions by providing technical services and national security solutions while exceeding the end user requirements for performance and sustainability.
“PAE will survey, design, install, and test the capability as well as provide the training and transition to the host nation as part of the contract.
“This programme will assist a key US ally in securing its border and maintaining peace and stability in the region.”
The contract is part of the US Navy regional maritime awareness capability (RMAC) programme and seeks to enhance surveillance by integrating multiple maritime sensors to provide a common operating picture for the navy.
The RMAC programme aims to provide host nations with increased maritime domain awareness through improved integration of interagency and international partners.
By fully integrating and correlating multiple data source acquisition, the Tunisian Navy will have increased maritime domain awareness to better track small and large vessels.
The capability will also allow the navy to accurately track and respond immediate maritime threats or incidents.