Canada’s Federal Fleet Services Installs MARSS CUAS System on Combat Support Ship

Federal Fleet Services has purchased MARSS’ multidomain surveillance, C2 and CUAS for installation on Combat Support Ship Asterix, which provides at-sea support services for the Royal Canadian Navy.

MARSS and Federal Fleet Services announced that during the third quarter of this year, the full NiDAR integrated hybrid intelligence surveillance, command and control and counter UAS suite will be installed on Asterix, a Combat Support Ship operated for the Royal Canadian Navy by Federal Fleet Services.

Established in 2005, United Kingdom-based MARSS is already protecting the lives of millions of people with its surveillance platform, NiDAR. The system, powered by MARSS’ proprietary hybrid intelligence approach, integrates a suite of sensors to create a highly accurate and rapid means of detecting, classifying and neutralizing threats. The multi-dimensional surveillance and CUAS is suited for both land-based and offshore applications.

MARSS’s automated systems are already widely used across Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. Now, the company has set up MARSS Canada to offer its products to the Canadian Forces and private sector throughout Canada.

MARSS will offer the installation of its full suite of end-to-end CUAS products, while end users can also opt to take advantage of the company’s ability to fuse with legacy sensors and instrumentation, to bring all data and surveillance-systems into a single tactical picture.

“As threats to civilian and military infrastructure evolve at a rapid pace, particularly from UAS, Canadian users will benefit from the availability of this new breed of surveillance systems,” said Johannes Pinl, MARSS’ CEO and founder.

“Our NiDAR platform provides 360-degree automated monitoring and alerts in real time, leveraging our world-leading hybrid intelligence technology to provide a unified situational awareness picture and countermeasures,” he said. “Many of the sensors we use in our global systems are made in Canada so it was only natural to further develop our operations in Canada.”