Monroe-based Ocean Power Technologies on Friday said it signed a letter of intent with Taiwan-based BAP Precision Inc. to provide PowerBuoy® joint surveillance solutions for government agency contract pursuits for policing territorial waters.
“BAP is an established provider of satellite data solutions for industry and government applications and I’m excited to formalize our relationship,” said George Kirby, OPT president and chief executive officer.
OPT and BAP said they are initially focusing on solutions for multiple agencies of Southeast Asian island nations looking to meet the challenges of protecting fisheries, trafficking, and foreign encroachment upon territorial waters.
A combination of radar and sonar equipment tied into satellite data tactical marine monitoring capabilities interfacing with a grid of interconnected PowerBuoy® surveillance solutions has been proposed that will enable intelligent monitoring and interdiction cues for marine authorities. This type of surveillance solution will be suitable for monitoring fishery activities, supporting border surveillance and asset protection, and protecting critical marine habitats in waters throughout the world.