The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) has announced that it will build a coastal surveillance radar for Estonia in a deal worth a total of €26 million.
The project ‘Coastal Surveillance Radar for Estonia’ reportedly allows the continuous surveillance of Estonia’s coastal region by a total of 20 X-band radar systems.
According to a statement, the contract also covers four regional operation centres and one national operation centre in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
The complete surveillance system will be operated by the Estonian Board of Border Guard by recording and monitoring all ships and flying objects.
This system aims at safeguarding the national sovereignty, monitoring the national economic interests such as fishery limits, and improving environmental protection by active control of the shipping traffic.
Furthermore, the radar chain also performs sea and accident rescue tasks.
This is enabled by a new product development of the Ulm-based Naval Systems Programme Unit allowing integrated air and sea target tracking and the display of detected targets on one screen.