Saudi Arabia and Airbus Defense and Space finished last stage of Northern Border Project

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:06 PM
 
Saudi Arabia and Airbus Defense and Space completed last stage of Northern Border Project
According to UPI, the final stage of a program to help secure Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq has been officially inaugurated. Airbus Defense and Space was the principle contractor for the Northern Border Project that covers about 559 miles of frontier.
     
According to UPI, the final stage of a program to help secure Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq has been officially inaugurated. Airbus Defense and Space was the principle contractor for the Northern Border Project that covers about 559 miles of frontier.
Northern Border Project covers 900km of frontier with i.a. 240 Response Vehicles
     

"I am proud to be responsible of this final stage of the project and to see all our years of hard work and technical know-how finally culminating in this inauguration of our state-of-the art border security system," said Project Director Dietmar Pilz.

The NBS project, enabled by Airbus Defence and Space and its civil works partner, is a fully-integrated technological security-solution encompassing 900 kms of the border with Iraq. It consists of 1 sand berm, 3 fences, 7 Command & Control (C2) Centres, 32 Response Stations, 240 Response Vehicles and 10 Surveillance Reconnaissance Vehicles.

Security is enforced through 40 surveillance towers, equipped with Airbus DS TRGS-SEC radars and day/night cameras, and 38 communication towers, all of which are connected to the C2 centres, the National HQ and the Ministry of Interior over 1,45 million km of fibre-optic cables. These assets, combined, provide superior operational awareness and means to mitigate and monitor threats of all nature.

"These assets, combined, provide superior operational awareness and means to mitigate and monitor threats of all nature," Airbus Defense and Space said.

 

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