Saab to deliver coastal surveillance systems to Croatia

21 January 2016 (Last Updated January 21st, 2016 18:30)

Saab has secured a contract to supply surveillance and border protection systems to Croatia to enhance security at the maritime borders.

Saab has secured a contract to supply surveillance and border protection systems to Croatia to enhance security at the maritime borders.

An extension of an existing coastal surveillance system delivered by Saab to Croatia in 2010, the system will be operated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure.

The CoastWatch Coastal Surveillance Network is scheduled to be delivered and rendered operational in June.

"We are proud that Croatia continues to trust our systems, as shown by this extension of its capabilities with Saab."

The coastal surveillance system will provide security forces with real-time information generated with the help of radar sensors, advanced long range and thermal closed circuit television cameras with Automatic Identification System (AIS).

Strategic sites along the coastlines will be fitted with the sensors and will be integrated to the network connecting several control centres.

Saab business area Electronic Defense Systems and Saab business unit Traffic Management head Anders Carp said: "We are proud that Croatia continues to trust our systems, as shown by this extension of its capabilities with Saab. It is a testament to the effectiveness and reliability of the surveillance system that protects Croatia's borders."

CoastWatch will track and monitor vessels at a distance of up to 100km to support the operators round the clock.

Saab will collaborate with local company Koncar - Engineering for Plant Installation & Commissioning for installation and maintenance support of the equipment.

The system will be incorporated at 40 different sites, some of them on remote islands accessible by a helicopter.

Earlier, Saab unveiled its new solid-state naval radar system, the Sea Giraffe 4A for air and surface surveillance and tracking, at the Surface Navy Association's 2016 National Symposium.