London. 06 July 2017. MARSS Group, has launched an innovative tactical command and control system to link multiple small and medium sized mobile platforms creating a shared situational awareness picture between assets.
This evolution of the existing MARSS NiDAR command and control system is a gamechanger for operators of multiple small tactical platforms in government surveillance, border control, coastguard, critical asset protection and special forces roles.
Fitting NiDAR to any fleet of light vehicles, vessels or UAV’s, including fast patrol boats, light tactical ground vehicles, light aircraft and autonomous vehicles, immediately transforms them into a fully networked mobile tactical surveillance system. A common surveillance picture can be accessed and controlled from any one designated platform or via a command centre.
As a fully integrated command and control system, NiDAR can be installed or retrofitted onto virtually any platform irrespective of size. The system integrates multiple sensors including; cameras, radar, sonar, communications and blue force tracker inputs, enabling the operator to detect and monitor unknown and known air, surface and underwater objects.
Rob Balloch – VP Sales for MARSS said “The reason we are so excited about this development of NiDAR is that it is the first lightweight command and control system that allows you to integrate all surveillance assets into one tactical picture.
Whether that’s sonar on a patrol boat, the radar on a light patrol vehicle or the electro-optics on a drone, they can all be controlled and coordinated from one designated asset and the information instantaneously shared across all other platforms. It is what the military call a force multiplier; giving small platforms big platform capability.”
NiDAR is platform agnostic providing a flexible and cost effective tactical upgrade with integration to a wide range of sensors and communication solutions. NiDAR can also be integrated into existing systems with no limit to the number of platforms and sensors that can be added to the network.
Along with NiDAR, MARSS can supply all the sensors necessary to turn any existing fleet of light patrol vehicles, vessels and other assets into a fully networked mobile tactical surveillance system.
MARSS have recently completed the sale and installation of a networked NiDAR system for an unspecified fleet of small special forces patrol craft.