SeaShield ™ is DSIT’s long range underwater coastal surveillance system.
It is designed to monitor large coastal areas against various underwater threats such as submarines, mini submarines and other submersibles.
The system should be installed along critical coastlines, maritime borders and at harbor entrances to allow governments to guard their territorial waters as well as their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The system provides better security for the navy’s own ships and submarines, by making it very challenging for enemy’s underwater vessel to enter the protected area without being detected by the system. In case of alert the navy is capable of sending its special Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) responders to the exact location of the unidentified submarine.
The SeaShield ™ is comprised of an active transmit sonar array and large passive receive arrays that are connected to an electronic unit. The SeaShield™ supports automatic detection, tracking and classification of targets of interest.
Several SeaShield ™ underwater units can be deployed in-line to operate together as a long anti-submarine barrier. Unlike traditional ASW operations that involve search patrols performed by ships, helicopters and Maritime Patrol Aircrafts (MPA), the SeaShield™ is a fixed system that is constantly on the hunt for submarines.