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Defence & Security

What are the challenges you face?

The remote and changing nature, and the relative inaccessibility of the sea, make the maritime domain notoriously difficult to monitor. Most nations are unable to conduct persistent surveillance and are therefore unaware of what is happening in their territorial waters.


National territorial seas are as important as territorial airspace; however, a far greater array of activity, both legal and illegal occurs at sea. Ungoverned waters provide an unchecked thoroughfare for illegal activity and without monitoring and situational awareness, nations are extremely vulnerable to compromise and exploitation from the sea, risking national embarrassment and potentially costing £billions.  As such, ownership and governance of territorial waters is critical to territorial integrity and national prosperity.​

National infrastructure is often in remote locations and is at risk of both accidental and deliberate damage. Recent events have highlighted the importance of protecting national infrastructure assets (oil pipelines, fibre-optic cables, electricity interconnectors etc.).  The scale and remote location of these mean that human watchkeeping and patrolling are not economically viable.


Equally, well-governed waters will allow nations to control and determine the activity in their waters, to keep their seafarers safe.

How we support you in solving these challenges?

Filling the gaps & being cost efficient

The Sirius Insight system has been designed to operate remotely, autonomously and persistently filling the gaps which are inevitably left if relying on patrolling and at a fraction of the cost.  Scarce resources are then freed to focus on interdiction.

Always alert & never fatigued

The Sirius Insight platform leverages Artificial Intelligence to review data captured from remote sensors and create alerts for events or activities which warrant further investigation.  These alerts can be tailored to focus on certain activities or to report anomalies.  The system works 24 days, 7 days a week without breaks and is never distracted meaning that it out-performs human watchkeepers and nothing is missed.


Fixed or mobile solutions

The Sirius Insight systems can be sited permanently at strategic locations or deployed tactically at short notice to fill new or temporary gaps in surveillance.

Our Solutions

As a leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence) for the marine environment, Sirius Insight delivers integrated and enhanced information to help you make informed critical decisions. We support you with your challenges, from understanding what your problems are to supplying you with automated and actionable information that can be used. Our range of applications to view this information is what makes us unique.



Watchkeeper interface shows a plot of fused radar, AIS and camera contacts and a network of tracks from overlapping sensor locations.


Automatically directed cameras slew to radar contacts to enable verification/identification of contact, or track vessels outside of coverage.



'Dark cockpit' display alerts an operator to a single track of interest, with alerts generated by pattern of life algorithms or logic rules.  Alerts can be tailored for specific missions, such as unusual activity near critical asset.

Can be distributed to multiple stakeholders avoiding need for experienced users to be constantly overseeing the data.



Automated detections of 'target vessels', geo-located by camera, and fused with radar, ais and radio/cellular phone analysis.  

Vessel and/or activity can be selected as triggers for alerts.

‘Sirius Insight’s support to the Joint Maritime Security Centre during the planning and execution of the Brexit transition period was outstanding.  Their agility and delivery of maritime security capability to support high security operations at short notice and to protect the integrity of UK territorial waters over a longer timeframe has been first class.  Their understanding of the nuances and complexities of the maritime environment sets them apart from their competitors.’

Director Operations, Joint Maritime Security Centre

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