By law, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the lead agency responsible for ports, waterways, and coastal security in the United States. The USCG cannot do it alone and relies heavily on partnerships with other federal, state, and local maritime agencies to ensure the safety and security of the public within the maritime transportation system. With the ever-growing need for additional marine public safety support, interagency interoperability is now a necessity. Coordinated efforts with local marine agencies are critical for public safety and successful mission outcomes in jointly patrolled waters. Fortunately, advances in integrated navigation systems help first responders communicate to get the job done safer and faster.
As a part of its SINS 2 (second generation scalable integrated navigation system) project, the USCG is upgrading over 2000 vessels with a full suite of integrated Raymarine and FLIR electronics. In a move that equips the best of the best with the latest marine technology, the USCG will have access to precision navigation, dynamic target tracking, advanced search and rescue tools, and encrypted AIS technology.
When the mission demands covert movement, Blue Force tracking allows public agencies and their trusted partners — and them alone — to monitor the locations of responding patrol boats and other public vessels.
Download our whitepaper for marine first-responders to find out how Raymarine and FLIR technologies are helping the USCG to uphold the coastal security of the United States.