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National Coast Watch Center
« on: March 07, 2017, 11:30:04 PM »
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Coast Watch South

Mobile components of the Coast Watch system

Coast Watch Station - Northern Luzon


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...the National Coast Watch Center is being inaugurated to serve as the national maritime single point of contact for maritime security coordination. The Philippine National Coast Watch Center (NCWC) is an inter-agency maritime surveillance and coordinated response facility established through Executive Order 57 signed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III last 06 September 2011. It is established as a coordinating and implementing mechanism in a whole-of-government approach to address current and future maritime safety, security, and environmental protection challenges in the Philippines.

Mission of the Center. The mission of the NCWC is to coordinate and implement the whole of government efforts to protect the Philippine national interests against security threats, enforce national sovereignty and sovereign rights, and fulfill international responsibilities and obligations throughout the maritime jurisdiction of the country.

Purpose of the Center. The main purpose for the establishment of the NCWC is to promote maritime safety, enforce maritime laws, protect the marine environment and contribute to economic development.

Functions of the Center. Pursuant to EO 57 and EO 82, the Center shall have the following functions:

  • Gather, consolidate, synthesize, and disseminate information relevant to maritime security;
  • Develop and maintain effective communications and information systems to enhance inter-agency coordination in maritime security operations;
  • Coordinate the conduct of maritime surveillance or response operations upon the request of a member agency or when an exigency arises;
  • Plan, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, document, and report on the conduct of maritime security operations;
  • When so authorized by the Council, coordinate cross-border and multinational maritime security operation;
  • Coordinate support for the prosecution of apprehended violators;
  • Conduct periodic assessments on maritime security;
  • Conduct regular activities to engage all maritime stakeholders in various fora, seminars, workshops, and other activities;
  • Coordinate and facilitate training activities and exercises of members and support agencies of the Council to enhance coordination and interoperability in the NCWS;

Pursuant to Executive Order 82 series of 2012, perform the role of Crisis Management Office of the Chairperson for human induced threats within and adjacent to the Philippine maritime borders.  As such, the Center shall assist the Chairperson to implement the 5Ps of crisis management, including among others;

Predict. Conduct Horizon Scanning or scanning for emerging threats and conveying strategic warnings; and undertake Situation Awareness processes at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels;
Prevent. Prepare or update inter-agency contingency and crisis action plans;
Prepare. Systematically undertake “Prepare” activities (organize, train, equip, exercise and evaluate/improve) as well as undertake capability building and enhancement activities;
Perform. Systematically determine and declare an incident as approaching crisis level, and afterwards activate an Incident Command System (ICS) and identify an Incident Commander to implement the crisis action plan.
Post-Action and Assessment. Systematically provide Post Action and Assessment Reports to the Chairperson for submission to the National Crisis Management Committee and the EXECOM/National Crisis Management Committee.
Perform such other functions as may be directed by the Council.

Methods of the Center. The Center fulfils its mandate by sustained and effective inter-agency engagement in four mutually supporting functional areas: surveillance, maritime domain awareness; planning and coordination; and detection, response and recovery.

Desired End State. A peaceful and secured maritime environment through sustained and effective inter-agency engagement.

Fundamental Tasks

Maritime Surveillance. The NCWC coordinates the conduct of maritime surveillance operations to maximize the limited capabilities and assets of Philippine government agencies.

Maritime Domain Awareness. The Center develops and maintains awareness of activities in the maritime domain with the intent of identifying security threats, assessing their likelihood and estimating their potential consequences. It fuses information from multiple sources to develop an awareness of the maritime domain.

Planning and Coordination. In order to formulate pre-planned and agreed response plans, the Center convenes specific Inter-Agency Planning Clusters for specific threats and contingencies. For incidents requiring immediate response, the Center is capable of rapid response planning through established network of Liaison Officers.

Detection, Response and Recovery. The Center coordinates whole of government efforts to respond to security threats as they are detected in the maritime domain, and to recover from security incidents.

Partnerships. The Center is an initiative of the Philippine government and supported by international partners. The Philippine government has allocated Php 40 Million to support the establishment of the building. The US government through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) provided financing for the construction of the building facility. Likewise, the US government provided mission essential equipment for maritime surveillance and weapons of mass destruction detection to various agencies. The Philippines is also in discussion with other countries for capacity-building programs.

http://www.gov.ph/2015/04/28/briefer-national-coast-watch-center/
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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 11:40:34 PM »
Inside the 'brain' of PH maritime law enforcement ops



"MANILA, Philippines – "This, ladies and gentlemen, is the command center. Welcome aboard," the navy officer told reporters Tuesday afternoon, April 28, as he ushered them into the most important room in the newly-inaugurated National Coast Watch (NCW) Center in Manila.

No cameras were allowed inside the facility built and primarily funded by the Americans.

One of the screens on the wall showed blue lines sketching the Manila Bay coastline and dozens of triangles representing docked and sailing ships inside its waters. One of the triangles was highlighted in a computer. The information that popped up provided the vessel's location and other details. "Friendly," read one of the tabs."

"It took 4 years and a lot of assistance from the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to build the facility inside the headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard. It was constructed by US government defense contractor Raytheon."

http://www.rappler.com/nation/91466-national-coast-watch-center-inauguration
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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 11:15:49 AM »
do NCWC have auxiliary unit where i can volunter? do they have other center in CV?

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 11:34:18 PM »
Is there a system already that links the data of the NCWC with existing Navy and Coast Guard ships?

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 11:58:44 AM »
Inside the 'brain' of PH maritime law enforcement ops



"MANILA, Philippines – "This, ladies and gentlemen, is the command center. Welcome aboard," the navy officer told reporters Tuesday afternoon, April 28, as he ushered them into the most important room in the newly-inaugurated National Coast Watch (NCW) Center in Manila.

No cameras were allowed inside the facility built and primarily funded by the Americans.

One of the screens on the wall showed blue lines sketching the Manila Bay coastline and dozens of triangles representing docked and sailing ships inside its waters. One of the triangles was highlighted in a computer. The information that popped up provided the vessel's location and other details. "Friendly," read one of the tabs."

"It took 4 years and a lot of assistance from the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to build the facility inside the headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard. It was constructed by US government defense contractor Raytheon."

http://www.rappler.com/nation/91466-national-coast-watch-center-inauguration

by the sound of it, it seems what the journo is trying to describe is an ECDIS with AIS overlay. I wonder if there's also an IFF-ish type of system in use, since he read one of the ships as "Friendly".
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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 05:05:50 AM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS NUMBER 178-2017
Published: 12 September 2017

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2017/sept2017a/1766-notice-to-mariners-number-178-2017

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Message from Commander, Coast Guard District Central Visayas dated 09 September 2017.

2. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the United States Government-Department of Defense (US-DOD) has provided and continuously providing technical assistance to the Philippine Government for the enhancement of the Country’s capability and capacity in conducting maritime security surveillance and operation.

3. In line with this, The National Coast Watch Center (NCWC) in cooperation with US-DTRA will conduct two-day field training exercise (FTX) on 11-12 September 2017 in Cebu City. Part of the exercise will be the WMD detection and interdiction in the anchorage area of Talisay City, Cebu or bounded by the following coordinates:

POINT   LATITUDE   LONGITUDE
Point A   10”31’75”N   123”51’55”E
Point B   10”14’35”N   123”52’25”E
Point C   10”13’13”N   123”52’09”E
Point D   10”13’10”N   123”52’10”E
4. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the above-mentioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures at all times.

5. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 04:37:00 AM »
Japan is pitching in

Japan to build four radar stations for the Philippines to counter piracy surge: Sources
10 Nov 2017 11:20AM (Updated: 10 Nov 2017 01:55PM)
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TOKYO: Japan will build four coast guard radar stations on islands in the Sulu Celebes Seas separating the Philippines and Indonesia to help Manila counter a surge in piracy by Islamic insurgents, two sources said.

An agreement to fund the facilities and provide training to local coast guard personnel may be signed as early next week by Japanese Prime Minister and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila, the sources said.

"The seas in that area are an important waterway for merchant ships traveling to Japanese ports," one of the people with knowledge of the plan said. The sources asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

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Japan will fund construction of the radar stations through its Overseas Development Aid (ODA) budget, the sources said.
Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-to-build-four-radar-stations-for-the-philippines-to-9393760

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Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-to-build-four-radar-stations-for-the-philippines-to-9393760

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 04:01:06 PM »
U.S. Defense turns over modern 'coast watch’ building to Palawan
By Celeste Anna Formoso  February 6, 2018, 4:51 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php/articles/1024254

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- A state-of-the-art coast watch building facility intended to have nautical electronic eyes over the Philippines’ maritime territory were turned over by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to Palawan on Tuesday.

The building facility called the “National Coast Watch Station Palawan,” is part of the DTRA’s USD50-million support package for inter-agency maritime surveillance to address current and future maritime safety, security, and environmental protection challenges in the province.

“A couple of years ago, we completed the National Coast Watch Center (NCWC), which is in Manila, this center and this building and another in Cebu – those three facilities, together with the training facility (in Sta. Lourdes in Puerto Princesa) for the maritime police – have been about USD50 million in the Philippines,” said Dr. Robert Pope, director of DTRA's cooperative threat reduction program.
The capabilities of the building facility include modern radio communications, radar, automatic identification system, day and night surveillance cameras, operational fixture system to relay data to the National Coast Watch System (NCWS) in Manila, and training means to support the personnel who will handle its daily operations.

“(This is for) the purpose of our government having maritime electronic eyes in our maritime domain. It aims to provide us what we call in maritime domain awareness in all aspects, not just security, but economic as well,” said Rear Adm. Joel Garcia, director of the NCWC.

He said the coast watch station would be instrumental for Palawan and the country to have a maritime domain awareness tool to understand what is happening around maritime areas.

“We are basically talking here about the totality of our maritime domain pertaining to protecting our pristine and precious maritime environment,” Garcia said.

In talking about the facility, it was designed to be an operation center of the members from all the agencies of the NCWS that was established in 2011, Pope said.

“Together with the NCWS, this facility and the professionals operating it will form a system that will make the Philippines and the world safer from illegitimate commerce and navigation,” he stated.

It’s a robust facility that would match the country’s target of eliminating theft and smuggling, threats of weapons of mass destruction, prevent trafficking, and the likes, in its territorial waters, said Pope.

Meanwhile, CGDP commander Commodore Joselito dela Cruz and Vice Governor Dennis Socrates both said the donated facility matched the provincial government’s peace and security objectives within its borders.

“To achieve the goal of bringing Palawan from out of the forest and into the 21st century, we need all the help we can get from all quarters that is why we are especially grateful to the government of the United States – the DTRA – for having selected Palawan as the site of this national coast watch station,” he said.

“It is very timely as it coincides with the ignition point of a rapidly growing province, where safety and security, and protection of the people and the environment have become a primordial concern,” said Socrates.

Dela Cruz, who will be in charge of the building facility, said he was thankful to accept the challenge of leading the inter-agency professionals who would handle its operations towards a maritime safety and security.

He said they would be working closely with the local government units, the Western Command, and other law enforcement units in the province to ensure maritime safety and security. (PNA)

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Dr. Robert Pope (right), Director of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, hands the key to the National Coast Watch Station building to National Coast Watch Center Director, Rear Admiral Joel Garcia, on Tuesday (February 6, 2018) in Puerto Princesa City. (Photo by Celeste Anna R. Formoso)

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 10:21:07 AM »
RAYTHEON AWARDED SECOND PHASE OF DTRA PHILIPPINES MARITIME BORDER SECURITY CONTRACT

http://investor.raytheon.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=84193&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2055466

DULLES, Va., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) secured the competitively-awarded second increment of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) maritime border security contract for the Republic of the Philippines. Under the $25 million contract, Raytheon will deliver sensing, command and control, and communications systems along with the training and sustainment services necessary to operationalize maritime border security capabilities.

Specific work planned under the increment II contract includes:

Installation of a common operating picture platform in the National Coast Watch Control (NCWC) and National Coast Watch Stations in two different Philippine provinces
Design, installation and testing of electro/optical infrared cameras
Continued integration of command, control, and communications equipment and infrastructure
Construction of a training center
Communications and surveillance upgrades to Philippine Coast Guard vessels
Sustainment, training, and transition of capabilities to the government of the Philippines
"Under this latest contract award, Raytheon will enable the government of the Philippines to stand up a fully-operational security capability that detects, deters, and prevents threats along its coastal borders," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). "This work continues our strong partnership with the Republic of the Philippines and our direct support of DTRA's efforts to help nations secure their borders and coastlines."

Work under this contract builds on the first increment, a two-year, $19 million Raytheon effort that significantly increased the maritime situational awareness of the Philippines, including the design and construction of the recently opened NCWC. This increment provided the ability to integrate data from various agencies into the NCWC and enabled new sensing and communications capabilities.

"Our approach is based on a deep understanding of security needs that results in tailored solutions with the most appropriate capabilities to protect the sovereign borders of our customers," said Todd Probert, vice president for Mission Support and Modernization at IIS.

Raytheon's work in the Philippines is part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract (CTRIC II) awarded in April 2011 as a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Raytheon's global mission operations team has performed similar work supporting DTRA in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 10:38:39 AM »
Raytheon-designed Coastal Watch Center opens in Philippines
Border control expertise enhances national security
DULLES, Va., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new National Coast Watch Center (NCWC) for maritime security opened recently in the Republic of the Philippines. The center is a major milestone in the support provided by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to the Philippines Maritime Agencies. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) designed, implemented, and equipped the center and its coastal system using the company's integrated border security solutions.

"The center's opening represents our commitment to providing critical services and solutions to help countries mitigate the risk of illicit weapons and materials crossing their sovereign borders," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). "Raytheon's global mission operations team has extensive experience with successfully delivering similar solutions in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific regions."

The NCWC is the hub of the Philippines' National Coast Watch System for maritime security. The system vastly improves the ability of the country's maritime forces to detect, prevent and deter threats and security risks across its territorial waters. The Raytheon team also provided communication and surveillance solutions for the islands of Palawan and Cebu with associated training and sustainment for the Filipino operators.

"Helping to make the world a safer place is work we take very seriously at Raytheon," said Todd Probert, vice president for Mission Support and Modernization at IIS. "Our approach is based on a deep understanding of customer needs and our ability to tailor solutions with the best capabilities to meet their current and future security needs. This project is another demonstration of our ability to create regional partnerships and deploy solutions globally, on schedule and within budget."

The coastal watch system project is part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract (CTRIC II), awarded in April 2011, as a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.
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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2019, 01:47:03 PM »
Dated news, but a very important piece that hadn't been transferred from the original forum yet.

GTS wins $1.1 million contract to develop and deploy Coast Watch System
September 28, 2012

http://gts.us.com/index.php?cid=780

Global Technical Systems (GTS), headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, has been awarded a $1.1M delivery order by the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) International Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Integration Program Office, in support of Maritime Surveillance Systems (MSS) for international programs.

SPAWAR, has awarded a contract to GTS, to develop and deploy a Coast Watch System, Shipboard Command and Control Suite (CWS-SCCS) on the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), formerly United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Hamilton (WHEC-715). The GTS system will interoperate with the previously procured, land-based CWS system deployed along the South coast of the Sulu Archipelago to meet Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) needs of the Republic of Philippines (ROP). The system will provide the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with increased situational awareness through sensor fusion, target detection and classification, and communication capabilities.

Under this delivery order, GTS will perform systems engineering, design, development, integration, installation, and testing of the CWS-SCCS, including: radar systems, an AIS system, track management functions, communications integration, remote components, and a Local Area Network (LAN).

GTS is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a), Minority Woman-Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business. Our mission is to provide innovative, cost-effective, high-tech engineering products and product-based services encompassing latest generation software and hardware solutions and engineering services for defense, homeland security and other critical government interests. Our expertise in advanced technologies generates products and services across a spectrum that includes: mission-critical combat systems processing, C4ISR, biometrics, cyber security, military combat systems hardware production, advanced radar and sensor systems, and depot repair and logistics. GTS has offices in: Virginia Beach, VA; St Petersburg, FL; and Oxford, MS.

For more information, please contact Dan Bahen at dan.bahen@gts.us.com or 757-468-8751 x5130

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2020, 04:38:50 PM »
PN to spend P74,427,910.00 on Littoral Monitoring Stations in Eastern Mindanao

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Procurement and Installation of S-Band Radar and AIS for Littoral Monitoring Stations (LMSs) at Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao
C4ISR-PNBAC1-2020-04
PHP 20,114,010.00

Area of Delivery    Davao Oriental

https://www.philgeps.gov.ph/GEPSNONPILOT/Tender/SplashBidNoticeAbstractUI.aspx?menuIndex=3&refID=6809794&highlight=true



Procurement and Installation of Communications and C4I Integration Platform for Littoral Monitoring Stations (LMSs) at Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao
C4ISR-PNBAC1-2020-06
PHP 31,543,900.00

Area of Delivery    Davao Oriental

https://www.philgeps.gov.ph/GEPSNONPILOT/Tender/SplashBidNoticeAbstractUI.aspx?menuIndex=3&refID=6809891&highlight=true


Procurement and Installation of Power Support Systems for Littoral Monitoring Stations (LMSs) at Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao
C4ISR-PNBAC1-2020-03
PHP 22,770,000.00

Area of Delivery    Davao Oriental

https://www.philgeps.gov.ph/GEPSNONPILOT/Tender/SplashBidNoticeAbstractUI.aspx?menuIndex=3&refID=6809759&highlight=true

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Re: National Coast Watch Center
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2020, 04:23:07 AM »
All this investment in sensors is well and good but...
Firepower is the key. You have to have firepower.  Without it, you’ll just be a well-informed loser when the enemy’s firepower overwhelms you.