BAE keen to sell system


  • Nation
  • Monday, 30 Apr 2007

eddiechua@thestar.com.my 

SOUTHAMPTON: A world-renowned defence system provider here is keen to sell its sophisticated electronic coastal and maritime surveillance system to Malaysia. 

BAE Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) said it had approached and discussed the matter with the newly-set-up Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). 

“It is up to the agency to pick and choose the requirement and surveillance for its system,” said Insyte export sales manager (Malaysia project) Steve Kilvington. 

“We can help to customise its needs for multiple tasks,” he added.  

Kilvington said Insyte had the capability, knowledge and expertise to integrate a wide range of technology for the agency.  

Kilvington said the company's surveillance system was designed to maximise time to co-ordinate and enforce deployment to any given situation at sea.  

The matter, he said, had been discussed with MMEA director-general Vice-Admiral Datuk Mohammad Nik. 

“They are keen about the systems and technologies available in the market, which could be integrated as a compact system to allow multiple enforcement tasks,” said Kilvington.  

He added that Insyte was sourcing for Malaysian partners to integrate the systems footprint for the agency.  

Its electronic coastal and maritime surveillance system helps in emergency handling, vessel traffic control, environment protection and countering illegal activities, such as piracy and terror threats at sea. Kilvington said the company would showcase a similar sophisticated electronic coastal and maritime surveillance system at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition in December.  

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