Swedish SSC has delivered maritime surveillance systems to the first of three C212-400 maritime patrol aircrafts ordered by the Vietnam Marine Police. The aircraft was handed over at Gia Lam (Hanoi) at the end of a 10-day ferry flight from Skavsta, Sweden following installation of its mission system. It was formally delivered last year prior to the conversion work in Sweden.
The contract with Vietnam Marine Police of delivering MSS6000 system on three new CASA C 212-400 includes installation and test of the systems in the aircrafts, setting up of a ground station and a mission command centre, as well as operational and technical training of the customer’s personnel is all included in the contract.
The systems will be used for patrolling the Vietnam seas, to detect and suppress oil spills and illegal fishing activities, to protect the economic zone and to take part in search and rescue operations.
A second aircraft is under conversion in Sweden and the third will be transferred from Seville by the end of the year.