Established in 2005, UK-based defense technology company, MARSS, is already protecting the lives of millions of people with its surveillance platform, NiDAR. The system, powered by MARSS’ proprietary Hybrid Intelligence approach, integrates a suite of sensors to create a highly accurate and rapid means of detecting, classifying and neutralizing threats. The multi-domain surveillance and Counter UAS system is suited for both land-based and offshore applications.

MARSS is also pleased to announce the setup of MARSS Canada to offer its products to the Canadian Forces and private sector throughout Canada.

MARSS will offer the installation of its full suite of end-to-end C-UAS products, while end-users can also opt to take advantage of MARSS’ ability to fuse with legacy sensors and instrumentation, to bring all data and surveillance-systems into a single tactical picture.

MARSS’s automated C-UAS systems are already widely used across Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

MARSS’ CEO and founder, Johannes Pinl, said, “As threats to civilian and military infrastructure evolve at a rapid pace, particularly from UAS, Canadian users will benefit from the availability of this new breed of surveillance systems.”

John Schmidt, CEO of Federal Fleet Services commented, “in today’s world, UAS present a real threat to both commercial and military vessels as well as static and mobile land-based infrastructure. After extensive research into this field, it was clear that the NiDAR system goes beyond just counter-UAS and provides an invaluable tool for a wide range of applications from subsea detection to search and rescue. Investing in and installing the NiDAR C2 system and the various sensors on Asterix adds to the wide range of military systems already present onboard and further enhances our service to the Royal Canadian Navy.”

“This system is being used in active theater throughout several of the world’s most troubled hotspots to an almost unbelievably high degree of accuracy – we look forward to benefiting from the effectiveness and class-leading technology of the NiDAR system.”

Alex Vicefield, CEO of Inocea, the parent company of Federal Fleet Services added, “This multi-million dollar investment involves the acquisition of a variety of systems, hardware, deterrents and countermeasures and will further enhance the operational capabilities of CSS Asterix. Our continued and voluntary investment to keep Asterix at the cutting-edge of naval technology is testament to our dedication to maintaining the Royal Canadian Navy’s warfighting capabilities in these uncertain times.”

Davie Shipbuilding, Federal Fleet Services’s sister-company, is exhibiting a simulator of the MARSS NiDAR system installed on Asterix at its booth at CANSEC 2023 in Ottawa this week.