World Security Report2015-05-18 10:39:52

Philippines opens new Coastal Watch Center to enhance Border security

A new National Coast Watch Center (NCWC) for maritime security opened recently in the Republic of the Philippines. The center is a major milestone in the support provided by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to the Philippines Maritime Agencies. Raytheon designed, implemented, and equipped the center and its coastal system using the company's integrated border security solutions.

"The center's opening represents our commitment to providing critical services and solutions to help countries mitigate the risk of illicit weapons and materials crossing their sovereign borders," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS).

"Raytheon's global mission operations team has extensive experience with successfully delivering similar solutions in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific regions."
The NCWC is the hub of the Philippines' National Coast Watch System for maritime security. The system vastly improves the ability of the country's maritime forces to detect, prevent and deter threats and security risks across its territorial waters. The Raytheon team also provided communication and surveillance solutions for the islands of Palawan and Cebu with associated training and sustainment for the Filipino operators.

The coastal watch system project is part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract (CTRIC II), awarded in April 2011, as a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

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