Telephonics MSC: A Tool to Secure Borders
When the borders are vast, such as in India, deployment of human resources to man them is next to impossible. Technology is the answer and in developed parts of the world they have been used to good effect. Take, for instance, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) which has successfully deployed technology in the southern border of the United States. From the desert of the US, south-west to the forest of the northern border or the open waters of the Great Lakes, the mobile surveillance capability (MSC) systems of Telephonics Corporation has effectively detected, identified and tracked items of interest, helping the authorities in securing the nation.
The expansive Indian borders need to be secured, considering the growing threats from across the borders and massive investment in technologies is part of the answer.
The Telephonics MSC is a fully-integrated, rapidly deployable surveillance system, capable of operating either as a stand-alone system, providing detailed information of a selected region or networked together creating a “virtual fence”. System flexibility allows the MSC to be equally effective in all terrains and environments.
Command and Control
As surveillance requirements grow, so does the need for expanded command and control (C2) capabilities. Telephonics integrates the critical information needed by operators, using state-of-the-art C2 software. Operators can manage a wide area of surveillance with multiple targets of interest, all within the click of a mouse. Proactive surveillance, knowing where a target is coming from and where it is headed, gives the operator the advantage. Interventions can be coordinated to the operators’ advantage based on each individual threat. Built-in scalability and compatibility provide for system growth and interface with legacy sensors. The C2 software also supports a seamless integration of new and existing assets.
Support and Training
Known as “Best in Class”, Telephonics provides a complete package: technologies, system components, training and maintenance support. The design takes into consideration reliability, endurance and quality, as reflected in its Mil 810F testing. Understanding the importance of training to maximise the effectiveness of the MSC in the field, it provides detailed user training for both the C2 software and sensor suite. Operators receive classroom training as well as hands-on field training and support to ensure a successful start.
One of the highlights of Telephonics is it designs and implements a tailor-made integrated logistics support and preventive maintenance programme that ensures continuous operation in the harshest of conditions. No matter what the environment, Telephonics provides the end-user with an assurance that the MSC operates at maximum performance, providing unparalleled surveillance coverage.