PROTECTION OF CRITICAL MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE
Maritime infrastructures play a crucial role in international trade, the transport of goods and people, and the security and defence of a country. Given the global importance of these infrastructures, it is highly relevant to protect them effectively.
The protection of maritime infrastructure includes ports, seaports, shipping lanes, coastal installations, offshore installations and much more. These facilities are vulnerable to threats such as terrorist attacks or illegal activities.
In order to ensure comprehensive situational awareness for the navy and for authorities and organisations with security tasks, the development of a meaningful situation and comprehensive measures is required.
The protection of maritime infrastructures requires a holistic approach in order to map existing systems and functions, including the ones necessary in the short-term and the furture, in a sustainable manner.
ENSURING HOLISTIC SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
In addition to holistic system analysis and integration of maritime systems, ESG also focuses on the protection of critical maritime infrastructures – temporarily or permanently.
- (Inter-agency) networking of units, in particular of aircraft, sea-going units and unmanned systems
- Expansion of existing systems with additional capabilities to create a situational overview
- Supplementation with additional security systems of the cross-dimensional sphere of activity
Based on the GUARDION drone defence system, ESG integrates additional sensors in a standardised manner, for example sonar for the creation of an underwater situational overview, and has the option of also integrating unmanned systems and their additional capabilities. In this way, GUARDION can be adapted flexibly, with low risk and efficiently to the respective requirements and ensure holistic situational awareness.