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Our system incorporates commercial maritime and existing military sensors to provide a complete tactical surveillance picture.

Filling the Gap between Navigation and Defense

Today’s interconnected global community depends on the world’s oceans more than ever, bringing maritime activity to an all-time high. Maritime forces rely on dependable and globally compatible onboard surveillance systems to protect their waters, provide search and rescue, detect pirates, identify threats, and ensure the free flow of commerce.

SSR’s shipboard surveillance system extends the capabilities of commercial navigation systems to support these tactical missions. Our system provides tactical command and control (C2) capabilities for coast guard, paramilitary, and naval ships, or can serve as a component within a large-scale ship self-defense system, enabling participation in global command and control (GCCS) and tactical data link systems.

Our approach provides an affordable path for modernizing legacy radar and radar video distribution without impacting existing C4ISR systems; this offers government agencies an effective and low-risk approach to modernization. And for those seeking full upgrade options, SSR provides turnkey shipboard surveillance solutions.

Strategic Benefits

SSR shipboard surveillance system’s tactical advantages reduce overhead while increasing mission efficiency.


Collaborate with Interceptors and Patrol Boats

Increase efficiency through collaboration. Combat information center operators can manage intercept and boarding operations by sending and receiving messages, images and track information with the forward vessel utilizing encrypted AIS or over-the-horizon track share applications.


Phased Approach to Shipboard C4ISR System Modification

Providing government agencies with an effective and low risk approach to modernization. SSR systems provide a path to radar modernization without impacting existing C4ISR systems. Conversely, as you keep existing radars, but modernize other C4ISR system components, SSR ensures backwards and forwards compatibility.


Leverage Commercial Technologies and Existing Components

The best of both worlds. Our C2 systems extends commercial navigation systems; filling the gap between these and large-scale ship self-defense systems. This approach creates a tactical surveillance system out of the ship’s existing sensors.


C2 System Interoperability with GCCS and Link

Expand your radar net. Our radar processing and tracking system generates local track information easily shared with participating ships utilizing tactical data links.


Parallel Mission Processing

Do more. Our system supports multiple simultaneous missions by independently processing and tracking the same sensor data. While the bridge maneuvers around nearby tracks as it navigates congested waterways, the combat information center can manage an interdiction operation miles away.

Shipboard Surveillance in Action

Modernization for Growing Needs

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) chose SSR to modernize its surface search and navigation radar system, which had reached end-of-life and was no longer supported. As a part of this contract, SSR developed the AN/SPS-78 to replace the aging AN/SPS-73 systems aboard the USCG’s 270-foot, 210-foot medium endurance cutters and 110-foot patrol craft.

SSR’s solution provided a modern radar system, addressing the USCG’s reliability and obsolesce concerns while also enhancing radar processing and tracking performance, all without impacting other connected systems. In large C4ISR systems, such as that used by the USCG, each component is connected to a variety of other systems, which are often through a proprietary interface. SSR’s system allowed interoperability with the existing systems without requiring additional interface development on existing systems.

The AN/SPS-78 is a modern COTS-based solution that addresses reliability and obsolesce issues of the AN/SPS-73. This high-performance radar processing and tracking system bridges the gap between commercial IMO requirements and tactical mission capabilities required by coast guards and navies. Today, the AN/SPS-78 is fully integrated with the USCG’s tactical system, SeaWatch.

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