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Pole Star awarded LRIT contract by US Coast Guard

Pole Star awarded LRIT contract by US Coast Guard
Pole Star Space Applications says it has been awarded a prestigious contract by the US Coast Guard for the provision of Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Application Service Provider solution. 

"We are very honoured to have been awarded this contract from the US Coast Guard to provide LRIT ASP services in support of the United States’ National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan and wider National Strategy for Maritime Security programme," said Julian Longson, md of Pole Star, in a statement. 

Pole Star currently provides LRIT services to 47 maritime administrations, including four of the five largest fleets in the IMO LRIT network - those of Panama, Singapore, Liberia, and the Marshall Islands. In securing this contract, Pole Star has added the US Coast Guard to those of Australia, Canada and others that form the backbone of international LRIT data users’ network. 

“It is an honour to be working with the US Coast Guard today and into the future. Our technical teams are working very well together. We look forward to supporting the US Coast Guard’s needs by providing them with robust maritime domain awareness services in today’s challenging maritime environment”, said Nick Salvi head of government sales - North America.