Under the contract, Saab will deliver, install and commission four new AIS base stations along the Black Sea Coast. The AIS base stations will be integrated with the Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) in the Romanian Naval Authority headquarters in Constanta.
The system will exchange AIS data and be integrated with the existing Romanian River Information System (RORIS), which was earlier supplied by Saab. RORIS utilizes AIS and other sensors to provide VTMIS coverage over the Romanian portion of the Danube waterway. The system manages in real time the information relative to vessels and their voyages, and provides this information also for external authorized customers.
“The new AIS base stations will provide improved AIS coverage along the important Black Sea coastline, and will provide increased maritime domain awareness and improved coastal surveillance for Romanian authorities,” said Gunnar Mangs, vice president, sales and marketing, Saab TransponderTech. “This contract, which was competitively bid, validates Saab’s position as the leading supplier of AIS base stations and networks worldwide.”
Saab TransponderTech has installed more than 1,500 AIS base stations in some 50 countries worldwide, usually combined with Saab AIS network infrastructure.