Taiwan to install national coastal surveillance system

Taipei: Taiwan is to install a new national coastal surveillance system that aims to help prevent illegal activity in coastal areas and protect critical onshore infrastructure from intruders.

The new system will be installed and commissioned by Transas and its local partner in Taiwan, Mercuries Data Systems (MDS).

The surveillance system is based on Transas Navi-Harbour software, which that uses advanced technology able to accurately detect, track and identify both small and high-speed targets. This data will be supplied to the Coast Guard in real time.

The Navi-Harbour system and its ancillary equipment will be installed at the National Control Centre in Taipei, the Disaster Recovery Site and at Regional Control Centres located along Taiwan’s coastline.

Transas will deliver AIS Network software and deploy a shore-based AIS infrastructure to provide additional shore-based surveillance and monitoring.

The project also includes installation of 114 radars for 57 local sites, six mobile surveillance vehicles as well as 11 radars for harbour security purposes. [07/10/14]

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