August 14, 2019
Cambridge Awarded NAVWAR CIIS Maritime Surveillance System Delivery Order to Continue Support to the RBDF
Cambridge, a leading integrator of maritime domain awareness systems, has been awarded a delivery order to continue support to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Maritime Surveillance System (MSS) by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) under the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Integrated International Solutions (CIIS) contract. In support of this delivery order, Cambridge will provide equipment installation, integration and testing, minor construction, and training services.
Cambridge will provide MSS equipment to the Government of the Bahamas (GOB) and the RBDF at their headquarters in Nassau, the capitol city of the Bahamas, on the island of New Providence. The MSS equipment will be installed and integrated into the current MSS which consists of a manned radar and Automatic Identification System on the island of Great Inagua that Cambridge designed, tested, and installed under a previous delivery order.
The purpose of the RBDF MSS is to provide enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) of the Bahamas’s Caribbean basin littoral areas. Enhanced MDA will enable better monitoring and protection against illegal migration, illicit drugs, gun trafficking, poaching, human trafficking, and other threats to Bahamian national security. The Royal Bahamian Defense Force has already successfully used the MSS to track and stop a Haitian “go-fast” boat that was suspected to be part of a drug smuggling effort.
“Cambridge is proud to be able to continue supporting the Bahamian technological and infrastructure upgrades that will help to enhance national security and provide the local government and uniformed forces with the intelligence they need to combat crime, illegal migration, and other national security threats” said Russell Thurston, Executive Vice of Cambridge International Systems, Inc.
Cambridge has previously delivered 26 separate fixed and mobile MSS systems and 8 Regional Command Centers in logistically challenging, austere environments such as Bahrain, Colombia, Iraq, and the Philippines. We will leverage our previous experience working on Great Inagua, utilize our proven system design in which each component has been previously integrated and tested, and call upon our experienced core team of engineers and technicians to ensure this project is completed on time and within budget.
You can watch ZNS Bahamas’ news coverage of the project here.