Stratech Systems to Enhance Aviation Safety with Vessel Height Surveillance System for CAAS


Singapore , 25 February 2009 – Mainboard-listed Stratech Systems Limited ("Stratech") today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to provide the next-generation Vessel Height Measurement System (VHMS III). The contract is valued at about S$6 million, and the system is expected to go into service in 15 months.

The ability to provide vessel height surveillance is crucial for airports that have their take-off and landing flight paths over water and the sea to ensure minimum height clearance in the aircraft flight zone.

Dr. David K.M. Chew, Executive Chairman of Stratech , said: "Stratech's VHMS III for CAAS is powered by VIPS® (our state-of-the-art Vessel Image Processing System) which we built in partnership with MPA (the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) and co-funded by EDB (the Singapore Economic Development Board). It enables the continuous measurement and automatic computation of vessel height, which is a significant enhancement over existing systems.”




About Stratech Systems Limited ("Stratech")

Stratech Systems Limited ("Stratech") was listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Exchange in 2000. It is principally engaged in the design, development, integration, implementation, maintenance and project management of information technology and advanced technology systems. The Group delivers large-scale complex, real-time, mission-critical systems in the areas of intelligent Vision, intelligent Transport Systems and e-Systems for governments and businesses.

Founded in 1989, the Group has established an impressive track record serving industries such as aerospace and defence, financial services, government, healthcare, homeland security and transportation (air, sea and land). The Group develops and implements advanced technology solutions that achieve significant business transformation and competitive advantage for its clients.

Stratech ’s Vessel Image Processing System (VIPS®) is the next-generation Vessel Traffic Management System for port, ship, and waterside strategic asset protection, security and surveillance. VIPS® employs advanced computer vision techniques to detect, identify, track and predict the path of vessels. The intelligent algorithms of VIPS® are capable of performing vessel measurement of key characteristics such as height, shape and size to validate against Radar and AIS (Automated Identification Systems) information.

A core capability of VIPS® is Vessel Height Surveillance System (VHSSTM) – an automated solution which integrates Radar, AIS and vision-based Height Measurement. It is designed to ensure safety of aircraft flight paths and structures over water, as well as vessel traffic security and surveillance for maritime, waterside and off-shore assets.

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