According to a press release, Rheinmetall has been contracted to protect a new naval port for an un-named international customer.

The multiphase contract, reportedly worth double-digit million euros, includes installation of state-of-the-art sensor and advanced command and control technology to protect the equipment from unauthorized access, damage and sabotage.

The work will begin in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2021.

To protect the infrastructure, a network of sensors – both day and night vision cameras, radars, proximity sensors, and sonars – will be used to maintain a comprehensive situational awareness. Rheinmetall will also be integrating monitoring technology and control systems, such as an integrated building management system, energy supply monitoring, a fire alarm system and a vessel traffic monitoring system. All information will flow into the operations center from where the naval base is monitored.

The heart of the monitoring system is Rheinmetall’s Command and Control software – a powerful, innovative software for leadership support that meets all NATO requirements and supports the decision-making at all levels. The software processes, documents and manages sensor data of any quantity and size and supports the planning and deployment of tactical means.

As a high-tech company for security and mobility, Rheinmetall has proven expertise in the protection of critical infrastructure. For example, Rheinmetall technology was used to protect the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.