Sea Bor­ders un­der To­tal Con­trol

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IN RE­CENT YEARS NAVIES and cost guards of lit­toral states have been in­ten­si­fy­ing their co­op­er­a­tion in pro­mot­ing se­cu­rity at sea. They have gone far beyond pure com­bat op­er­a­tion support to in­clude ef­forts aimed at com­bat­ing piracy, ter­ror­ists, il­le­gal mi­gra­tion, drag trafficking and smug­gling in­shore. Most of lit­toral states make pro­tec­tion of fish­ery re­sources and en­force­ment of eco­log­i­cal reg­u­la­tions at oil pro­duc­tion sites a pri­or­ity.

In­te­grated coastal zone con­trol sys­tems have been de­vel­oped to en­com­pass all th­ese tasks. Rus­sia is one of few coun­tries that have enor­mous ex­pe­ri­ence in this area and all there is to cre­ate such sys­tems. Rus­sias spe­cial ex­porter Rosoboronex­port of­fers this kind of prod­ucts in the world mar­ket.

This sys­tems shore-based as­sets will de­tect a mil­i­tary unit mak­ing its move to land or in­trud­ers as eas­ily as a ship in dis­tress. It col­lects mar­itime op­er­a­tional data from ships, shore radars and me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal sta­tions, buoy bea­cons, as well as global sys­tems round-the-clock, all year round in any cli­matic con­di­tions.

Be­ing aware of the sit­u­a­tion in­shore and above in the air, the sys­tem can pro­vide any state agen­cies con­cerned with all re­quired in­for­ma­tion. Thus it will save the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Po­lice, and sea ports an ef­fort of de­vel­op­ing their own sys­tems. The only thing they need to do is to ar­range data re­ceiv­ing pro­ce­dures, work out data col­lec­tion re­quire­ments and con­sol­i­date funds to set up an in­te­grated sys­tem.

Rus­sia’s Navi-Traf­fic and Navi-Har­bor radar surveil­lance and nav­i­ga­tion man­age­ment sys­tems based on the most ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies have al­ready been de­ployed in 120 ports in over 40 coun­tries to con- sti­tute a back­bone of ship nav­i­ga­tion man­age­ment, na­tional nav­i­ga­tion safety, and search and res­cue (SAR) sys­tems, as well as shore de­fenses.

Rus­sia has also de­vel­oped and put into op­er­a­tion state-of-the-art sur­face surveil­lance as­sets. Th­ese are tra­di­tional Mys and Pos­i­tive radars sweep­ing a ra­dius of 90km as well as the unique Pod­sol­nukh-E over­the-hori­zon, sur­face wave radar with a range of up to 450km.

If the Cus­tomer al­ready has surveil­lance as­sets and sys­tems pro­duced in the coun­try or pro­vided by third coun­tries Rosoboronex­port of­fers soft­ware to in­te­grate all data flow­ing from them into a uni­fied co­or­di­nate sys­tem. The gen­eral mar­itime sit­u­a­tion in­for­ma­tion in lit­toral ar­eas can be fed to navys au­to­mated com­mand and con­trol sys­tems through the 83t170E and 83t611ET mod­u­lar naval op­er­a­tion posts.

Should a threat arise at un­pre­pared sites of the shore the high mo­bil­ity ve­hi­cle-mounted Zver­oboy and Okapi-Pa­triot sur­face surveil­lance sys­tems will come in handy to deal with it. Drones present another so­lu­tion to ex­tend the reach of the sys­tem. For ex­am­ple, Rus­sias Do­zor UAV will de­tect and iden­tify sur­face tar­gets, as well as pro­vide a real-time data trans­mis­sion at a range of up to 200 miles.

One of the sys­tems ad­van­tages is its open ar­chi­tec­ture. Stage by stage the num­ber of as­sets can be in­creased or they can be up­graded, ad­vanced and fu­ture el­e­ments can be in­tro­duced to im­prove the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the sys­tem.

The al­ready ac­cu­mu­lated ex­pe­ri­ence of de­ploy­ment of such sys­tems in Rus­sia sug­gests that a sys­tem ap­proach to in­for­ma­tion support of all mar­itime op­er­a­tions boosts ef­fi­ciency by 30 per­cent.

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