Projects in progress
JRCC is proceeding with the implementation of the project "JRCC RELOCATION ". The project includes the relocation of all the departments of the JRCC (JRCC Ops Room, Cyprus Radio and Cyprus Mission Control Center) from their existing location to new developed Installations on the site of the "ZENON" Coordination Center in order to achieve their immediate contact and co-operation.
The JRCC considers that there will be significant benefits and improvement regarding the execution of its mission and especially in upgrading its operational capacity regarding the control and coordination of migration flows from crisis countries in the Middle East and more efficient handling of MRO incidents (Maritime or Air Accident, Refugees – Immigrants) in the framework of National Plan "TEFKROS"). JRCC signed funding agreement with the European Funds Unit.
IMPROVING OF THE COASTAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
In order to improve the services and capabilities of the existing Coastal Surveillance System, JRCC seeks to implement the Phase III of the project aiming to expand the coverage to survey current un-observed areas improving the maritime border control capabilities. Further, the addition of cameras at high altitude mountainous areas will assist the surveillance inland in cases of aeronautical accidents. Live video feed will be available to other authorities that are executing operation inland, for example Forestry Department Ops room may profit the CSS to receive early warning in case of Forest Fires. JRCC signed funding agreement with the European Funds Unit.
JRCC intends to purchase high-speed vessels seeking to increase the immediate response capabilities of the Search and Rescue Units of the Republic of Cyprus in and out of the territorial waters, in cases of emergencies arising from the migration flows in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The project consist the purchase of four (4) semi-inflatable SAR boats with specialized night observation equipment, which due to their flexibility, speed and observation capabilities will significantly reduce the response time to such high-risk situations which require rescuers to arrive on the scene in the shortest possible time, with increased capabilities during night conditions. JRCC signed funding agreement with the European Funds Unit.
EMERALD will validate and demonstrate in operational settings a versatile and powerful maritime patrol platform, designed as a System of Systems, consisting of small maritime patrol vessels, unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned underwater
vehicles, both with very long endurance and an extended range of operation, which will be fully integrated into one operational platform. EMERALD will contribute to cost-effective maritime security as it will enable smaller maritime patrol vessels for the first time with beyond-line-of-site operation capabilities and employ lower cost equipment and effectively execute missions which until now were executed only by large vessels with large landing decks and expensive equipment. In other words, a small maritime patrol vessel will be able to perform as effectively as hugely expensive corvettes and frigates.