Swedish defense company Saab has launched a new tool that it says will help coast guards do their work more efficiently and effectively.
Launched in Abu Dhabi, at IDEX, the company says CoastControl is a solution that combines a suite of surveillance and communications products with a workflow management tool that helps coastal security personnel.
CoastControl integrates tools for structured incident management, decision support, management of personnel, smart deployment of critical assets such as aircraft and ships, and round the clock surveillance of the area of responsibility.
“People often do not realise the breadth and intensity of coastal security work,” says Tomas Hjelmberg, head of maritime traffic management. “It often involves tasks such as search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection. Situations can evolve rapidly and accurate decision support from CoastControl has the potential to save lives.”