Microwave Journal

Indra Implements Coastal Surveillance System in Portugal

August 27, 2009

Portugal's Ministry of State and Internal Administration has awarded Indra the contract for the development and startup of the command and control surveillance system for the entire Portuguese coast, which exceeds 560 miles. The €25.5 M contract is to be concluded in 22 months.

The project will provide Portugal with a system that will enhance coastal security by deploying a network of stations to detect the movement of ships within its field of influence and will also set up two control centers that will collect information. The system will also improve the response capacity when required and will back up rescue operations.

Indra has a strong presence in Portugal and has developed significant projects for the Portuguese government within the security and defense market. This new contract reinforces the company’s position in Portugal and consolidates its leadership in the development and startup of coastal surveillance systems in Europe. The company has previously been awarded contracts for the surveillance of 310 miles of coastline in Latvia and 155 miles of the Rumanian coast with this type of technology.