Leading consultancy company, Sjöland and Thyselius has acquired SSC’s Airborne Systems according to a press release issued by the company on May 15. In doing so, the company will become S&T Airborne Systems on June 1, 2014.
SSC started building maritime surveillance systems some 35 years ago, and for a long time the development of the MSS systems was conducted in parallel with SSC (formerly known as Swedish Space Corporation) activities in building systems for space craft and for satellite image analysis.
SSC Airborne Systems latest product, the MSS 6000 surveillance system has most recently been integrated into three Vietnam Marine Police CASA 212-400s delivered in 2012/13. The Finnish Border Guard had both Do228s upgraded with MSS6000 too – the first in 2009 and second in 2012. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency ordered two Bombardier 415MP special mission aircraft with the system on board, when they were delivered in 2008/09.
The MSS 6000 can include a SLAR (Side-Looking Airborne Radar), a FLIR (Forward Looking Infra Red) turret, still & video cameras, AIS (Automatic Identification System), satellite communication, integrated presentation of information from Direction Finder FMS (Flight Management System), plus a ground station for pre- and post-mission data processing.