As countries tackle emerging risks such as piracy, border disputes and mass migration, they need to monitor their land and maritime borders more closely than ever before.

Challenges including the protection of maritime sovereignty, the surveillance of shipping activity and the monitoring of an increasing number of submarine fleets, demands new ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capabilities.

At CANSEC 2018, Thales and PAL Aerospace, via its CarteNav Solutions subsidiary, are announcing a new collaboration agreement and expanding their partnership in a manner that promises to engage Canadian industry and deliver future economic benefits to Canada. Under the agreement, the partners will move quickly to define a solution for fewer operators based on CarteNav’s mission system software integrated with a set of on-board radar, electro-optical, acoustic and electronic warfare sensors provided by Thales.

The surveillance solution will be an ideal response to the needs of countries like Canada that operate aircraft designed for a variety of platform and mission types and require improved ISR capabilities. It will combine CarteNav’s expertise in mission system software with Thales’s technological capabilities in sensors and mission system integration through AMASCOS(c), a powerful, integrated multi-mission system. Thales and CarteNav will work together to explore international opportunities for this new surveillance solution.