Saab Electronic Defence Systems will supply the company’s CoastWatch coastal surveillance and border protection system to Croatia. The system is scheduled to be operational by June 2016.

The coastal surveillance system will provide real-time information from radar sensors, advanced long range and thermal closed circuit television cameras plus automatic identification system. The sensors are deployed at strategic sites along the coastline and will be connected to several control centres. The system will be operated by the Croatian Ministry of Interior Border Police. It is an extension of Croatia’s existing coastal surveillance system delivered by Swedish company Saab in 2010 used by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure.

The system will detect, identify, track and monitor vessels at a distance of up to 100 km, while providing operators with an accurate maritime situational picture on a 24/7 basis.

Saab will cooperate with local company Končar to perform the installations and be responsible for the communication infrastructure, local maintenance and support. In total, the project includes works at 40 different sites, some of them on remote islands only accessible by helicopter.

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