TSG IT Advanced Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Ness Group that specializes in defense, cyber security, telecom and HLS solutions, announced it has deployed a real-time maritime intelligence solution to a Southeast Asian customer. The 2C system provides situational awareness of maritime environments to support counter-piracy, exclusive economic zone (EEZ) protection, and costal surveillance missions.
2C is a system for detecting, identifying, and sending automatic alerts regarding threats at sea. Based on sophisticated algorithms including elements of artificial intelligence, the system self-learns the routine at sea, integrates that knowledge with existing databases and automatically triggers real time alerts regarding unusual events. 2C can connect with existing command and control systems, or create an independent marine image by integrating various types of sensors. The system is easily programmed and can be adapted to required missions in a variety of locations.
According to Ofer Burin, SVP Group Manager, "More than ever before, the sea is bursting with illegal activities – oil theft, illegal fishing, smuggling, ships being overtaken by pirates, illegal immigration and various other types of hostile activities. At the same time, a vast amount of routine trade and traffic is taking place. It has therefore become increasingly important to efficiently and accurately examine all these maritime events. 2C was developed to answer this need for an automated system that will be able to correctly analyze today's complex marine environment and enable the most effective management of maritime forces."
The system prioritizes suspicious targets according to incrimination level and sends alerts accordingly. Maintaining historical data for future analysis, the 2C system generates statistical and analytical reports, providing the user with valuable insights about the nature of activities (whether legal or not), allowing better allocation of resources.
Burin continued, "We recently began preparations to deliver the 2C system for a customer in Southeast Asia. In order to deliver a complete picture of activities at sea, we are deploying a range of sensors alongside our system which will enable them to receive precise information regarding the location of objects at sea, thus giving them unprecedented insight into the areas over which they have control."
The system has been sold to an additional customer and is in an advanced process of evaluation at a number of other customers.