Cybicom helps bolster C3 for SA Navy and CJOPS

Cybicom Atlas Defence, a defence system integrator, has helped complete a project to improve the SA Navy’s command, control and communications (C3) systems for enhanced offshore security awareness. The system uses the network of coastal stations set up by the Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). One such Maritime Domain Awareness Centre is at the Silvermine complex near Simons Town. Cybicom said it had worked with the IMT for two years to provide a more functional and user friendly C3 system for the SA Navy. These will be linked to C3 systems used by the SANDF’s Chief of Joint Operations (CJOPS). The IMT’s VistaNet system links a centralized server with a network of external sensors and data feeds. These include feeds from remote radar, satellites, cameras, optical sensors, Automatic Identification Systems, and identification friend or foe (IFF) from aircraft. It is also able to monitor the behaviour of ships at sea and can create alarms when suspicion is aroused, all in real time. Cybicom’s work included the development of the operator station for viewing the maritime security environment. This allows the easy sharing of the tactical picture, the creation of real-time warnings, and easier monitoring of sea traffic

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