ST Engineering unveiled a suite of total naval solutions offered by its Electronics and Marine arms at IMDEX Asia 2013, designed to provide users with comprehensive maritime awareness, command, control and advanced communications systems.
From May 14-16, 2013, at the ST Engineering Booth in the Changi Exhibition Center, ST Electronics and ST Marine will showcase their capabilities covering Maritime Safety, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Maritime Communications Systems and Electrooptic solutions.
One of the highlights this year is the Damage Control Trainer, a multi-storied, shore-based trainer that has been constructed to resemble a ship. It is the largest motion damage control trainer to be delivered in Asia that caters to all levels of damage control and firefighting training, from individuals, group to integrated team with headquarters command. This Damage Control Trainer has been delivered to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
Indigenously designed and built by a team of naval architects and engineers at ST Marine, the Fearless series of Patrol Vessels (PV) is capable of operating in both naval and civilian environments. The PVs are adaptable to various configurations of payload and capability and is suited for coastal patrol and constabulary duties. The Venus family of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), which includes the 16-meter Venus-16, and the 9-meter Venus-9, is the Group’s answer to a growing interest in reconfigurable USVs for highly customizable yet modular platforms for multi-missions. AgilTrack is an in-house developed radar tracking system with a unique capability that allows tracking of small targets in a cluttered area. Conventional systems have difficulty operating in this mode because of the high false alarms generated. The system’s powerful software engine is also able to detect and track the smallest and often challenging targets, including swimmers and small rigid inflatable boats.
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
The Endurance series of Landing Platform Docks is a well proven multi-purpose, multi-role ship purposefully designed for naval and civilian operations. Over the last decade, it has been deployed effectively to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts, peacekeeping missions and counter-piracy operations. Other models of vessels on display include the Brave series of Fast Landing Craft, the Hoverbarge and the Submarine Support and Rescue Vessel – the first of its class developed to meet the submarine rescue requirements of the RSN.
Maritime Communications Systems
Reliable communications and the ability to integrate a variety of communication systems are critical components for effective command and control. The scalable STellar DLink is a modular and versatile digital data link system series, suited for various secure video dissemination applications, such as homeland security, law enforcement, maritime surveillance, defense and public safety.
The SuperneT Shipboard Integrated Communication System is an IP-based communication solution, designed and built for the mission critical needs of today’s navies. The system integrates a variety of communication systems to offer feature-rich voice and data services that are easily accessible by users from fixed and wireless user terminals. The Comprehensive Maritime Awareness Solution is a smart maritime analytical system that goes beyond C2 and analyses the huge data gathered by various coastal and satellite sensors, databases and selected open source information. With the system, large amounts of data can be pieced together to generate insights for decisive action for maritime law enforcement.
ST Engineering will also showcase its range of electro-optics solutions for day and night surveillance. These include Mini-T, Micro-T, Coris Grande and Coris Lite. Also on show is the Distributed Aperture System, an all-round surveillance system offering full coverage without any blind spots and allows instantaneous access to 360o real-time panoramic video imagery without a camera rotation mechanism.