MARSS to deliver integrated logistic support for Middle East client

MARSS has signed a multi-year contract in excess of $70M to deliver an integrated logistic support contract with a leading Middle East client. 

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MARSS previously led an international group of partners to design and deliver a multi-domain critical infrastructure protection system for a key strategic location in the Middle East.

Recent events across the world have demonstrated the difficulty of reliably protecting people and critical-assets from rapidly evolving threats. To be effective, systems have to be able to react to threats in seconds, relying on layered countermeasures that can be deployed effectively and economically. By integrating physical sensors and effectors with AI, the MARSS NiDAR system greatly reduces the operational burden on operators and centralises all of the critical decision making into a single software solution. 

This five-year project will also plug into the continued machine learning of NiDAR CORE – obtaining valuable object and event data to improve NiDAR’s AI capabilities – including the rapid and accurate detection and verification of threats. 

Balloch added, “There have been a lot of discussions over the last few years about the need to change the broken defence procurement model that exists across NATO and other defence ministries. The need for rapidly deployable and effective Air and Maritime Defence has never been greater, systems have to be modular, sensor and effector agnostic and upgradeable in days not years. Companies such as MARSS, and contracts such as this, demonstrate the ability to rapidly develop and implement complex integrated defence programmes by smaller, agile companies, at a fraction of the cost and in half the time.”