MARSS moves into Canada with new Federal Fleet Services contract

London, UK and Quebec, Canada

MARSS wins a contract to deploy it intelligent surveillance solution on the Asterix Command Support Ship in Canada

MARSS and Federal Fleet Services have announced that during Q3 2023, the full Nidar integrated hybrid intelligence surveillance, C2 and CUAS suite will be installed on Asterix – a Combat Support Ship operated for the Royal Canadian Navy by Federal Fleet Services.

Established in 2005, UK-based defence technology company, 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 neutralising 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, MARSS is delighted to announce the setup of 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 MARSS’ ability to fuse with legacy sensors and instrumentation, to bring all data and surveillance-systems into a single tactical picture.

MARSS’ CEO and founder, Johannes Pinl, said, “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. 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. 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.”

He added, “We’re delighted to now be able to offer tailored solutions with local support in Canada and the potential for further development for Canadian applications.”

John Schmidt, CEO of Federal Fleet Services commented, “In today’s world, UAS present a real threat to both commercial and military vessels as well as static and mobile land-based infrastructure. After extensive research into this field, it was clear that MARSS’ Nidar system goes beyond just counter UAS and provides an invaluable tool for a wide range of applications from subsea detection to search and rescue. Investing in and installing the Nidar C2 system and the various sensors on Asterix adds to the wide range of military systems already present onboard and further enhances our service to the Royal Canadian Navy.”

“MARSS’ systems are being used in active theatre throughout several of the world’s most troubled hotspots to an almost unbelievably high degree of accuracy - we look forward to benefiting from the effectiveness and class-leading technology of the Nidar system.”


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