April 5th 2012 - General Dynamics UK showcases its capabilities at LAAD Security 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – With major international events such as the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games approaching and new energy reserves being discovered, Brazil is proactively investing in the security of its borders, ports and other key national infrastructure. In support of this activity General Dynamics UK will be present at this year’s Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) Security Exhibition to showcase its security and resilience capabilities, which will be of interest to security and emergency services and commercial organisations.
General Dynamics will also demonstrate how its systems integration expertise could be relevant to many of the nationally important security programmes that the Brazilian government is planning to procure over the coming years. General Dynamics UK will be present on Stand G-09, in Hall 4 of Riocentro from 10-12 April.
Operations and Emergency Control Centres
As events such as the World Cup and Olympic Games approach, the ability for security forces to manage multiple information feeds from its operatives and deploy them rapidly and effectively to deal with threats will be essential. General Dynamics UK’s operations and emergency control centre capability can answer this need. It is based around a fully integrated system that feeds into a suite of control screens which enable operators to react to scenarios in a rapid and controlled manner. The benefits of putting an emergency response centre in place, whether in a city, state or private organisation, include the ability to quickly make informed decisions, coordinate action with a number of forces, improve response times, use resources efficiently, provide resilience during an incident and ensure the capability is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Persistent surveillance for border protection
One capability that can feed into an emergency control room is camera and sensor systems. General Dynamics UK has a 20-year pedigree in high-performance camera and sensor technology and systems for borders, coastal areas and perimeters. These include ISOPS, a self-contained ISO unit that responds to the challenge of armed forces who need to deploy communications and surveillance capability quickly, simply and effectively into the most remote and inhospitable of locations. This solution can also be networked to supply a virtual chain of surveillance, providing the operative in command with a complete operating picture across a long border for example. ISOPS’ numerous applications include force protection, communications management, border surveillance, asset protection and coastal observation. Similar capability is currently supplied to the British Army and is proven in theatre.
Network Centric Operations
Some of Brazil’s upcoming security programmes are expected to require the networking of large numbers of new and legacy equipment. This networking activity will also benefit operations and emergency control centres as all the security forces involved in an operation can be linked to share the right information at the right time. Having networked several security and defence forces communications capabilities, including integrating over 15,000 vehicles for the British armed forces alone, General Dynamics UK is one of the few companies worldwide that has experience providing successful integration for such large programmes.
Protecting Critical National Infrastructure
General Dynamics UK has 50 years experience protecting sites of critical national infrastructure around the world, with particular expertise in securing oil and gas sites. At LAAD, representatives of General Dynamics UK will showcase how it has protected major oil and gas installations such as Shell’s off-shore Pearl Gas to Liquid (GTL) facility in Qatar; the ExxonMobil ADRIATIC LNG offshore terminal and re-gasification plant and the NESTE Oil NExBTL Renewable Diesel plant in Singapore – the largest renewable diesel fuel production plant in the world. In addition the company provides protection solutions for US and Italian air forces’ airfields in Europe, London Heathrow and Vancouver International airports, the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) in Abu Dhabi, as well as for financial institutions, utilities organisations and public infrastructure.
The Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) project is an excellent example of the large-scale and complex programmes that General Dynamics UK delivers to secure its customers’ infrastructure. When it opens at the end of 2012, the KPIZ will be the largest port in the Middle East region and the most modern port in the world. The first phase of General Dynamics UK’s project will deliver the Port Special Systems, which will protect over 100 square kilometres of industrial, logistics, commercial, educational and residential special economic and free zones, as well as secure jetties, over 100 onshore and offshore buildings and the 12 km perimeter of the port zone. The Port Special Systems project includes design, procurement, integration and installation of the telecommunications, security, operational and control systems for the onshore and offshore areas of KPIZ. The resulting Port Operating System (POS) will simplify the work the port operators need to do to keep such a site secure and operational.
Broad Systems Integration Experience
A systems integration approach has been central to how General Dynamics UK has delivered the majority of the above security and defence capability to its customers. General Dynamics UK believes that for major programmes such as SISFRON and SISGAAz, for example, sensors, communications and command and control (C2) equipment on multiple platforms, in headquarters and in patrol bases will need to communicate better to deliver and share an accurate and actionable common operating picture to those who need it in a timely manner. The same approach is valid for the protection of critical infrastructure, whether a transport hub, an energy facility or a public stadium.
For more information about General Dynamics UK, visit us on Stand G09 in Hall 4 of Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 10-12 April 2012.Back to News Index