Sea Dragon

Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance for the Maritime Domain at a disruptively affordable cost

What is Sea Dragon?

Sea Dragon is a modular maritime surveillance system and service. It can be operated from manned or unmanned aerial surveillance platform, and is capable of wide-area, day-night operations. Beyond a high level of technical performance, the system produces evidentiary quality documentation of illegal activity, allows for easy integration with marine law enforcement, and has a small operational footprint. This makes Sea Dragon ideally suited for its counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing enforcement and other surveillance in remote areas.

illegal fishing IUU is a growing world-wide problem. In the Pacific it is a threat to the economic well-being and natural resources of many island countries in the region.

Sea Dragon is disruptively affordable. It produces high quality ISR output with capabilities that support coalition building and enable law enforcement to better protect national exclusive economic zones.

Sea Dragon is an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) service developed by Technology Service Corporation ( It is currently deployed operationally in the Western and Central Pacific. TSC is under contract to the Australian Defence Department's Pacific Maritime Security Program. TSC provides aerial surveillance under the direction of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency in support of fifteen island countries.

Technology & System

World-class engineering for reliable performance under rigorous conditions

Radar Detection

Surveillance System

The system consists of an advanced multi-mode maritime surveillance radar for target detection over 100 nautical mile wide surveillance swaths. It is also equipped with an EO/IR multispectral imaging system mounted on a gyro-stabilized gimbal for target identification and evidence collection. The system has a robust SATCOM capability for real-time data reporting and communications.

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Mission Planning

Mission Planning & Operations

Sea Dragon's proprietary software integrates sensor detections with maritime database sources into a single, real-time, operating picture. The software aids in planning, analysis, and visualization and management of large data sets to exploit collected targets and activity of interest.



The system is equipped with real-time world-wide communication to anywhere on the planet with interoperability across law enforcement networks' channels. Sea Dragon is fitted with HF and VHF radios, INMARSAT data link, Iridium SATCOM, and onboard an AIS receiver.

Maritime Surveillance Radar

High performance radar for wide-area search & detection

  • Up to 100 nautical mile search range
  • Multimode features including:
    • Maritime Search
    • Search Inverse SAR
    • SAR Terrain Mapping
    • Weather Radar
    • Mil-spec Performance
SAR Image

EO/IR Multispectral Camera

Camera for vessel identification, documentation, and collection of prosecutable evidence

  • Simultaneously detects targets with both IR and EO sensors
  • Redundant GPS logging and documentation
  • Mounted in a gyro-stabilized turret designed for long range optics
  • Automatic video tracking and capture
  • Mil-spec Performance
Vessel Interception Sea Dragon Interception: Intercept 2+ (Lat: 7.01231N, Long: 42.2313)


As a mature intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaisance system, Sea Dragon has proven results supporting the following missions:

Illegal Activity Interception

Fishing Enforcement

Detect, intercept, and document illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing independently or working closely with patrol boats.

FAD Detection

Fish Aggregation Device

Locate and document fish aggregation devices which in some cases provide precursors of illegal activity.

Dark Vessel Identification

Dark Vessel ID

Discover, document, and identify unreported vessels and their activity.

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Technology Service Corporation

Fifty Years of Innovation

Originally founded in 1966, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) has developed a reputation for technical excellence in radar systems engineering and design. Our founder, Dr. Peter Swerling is considered to be one of the most influential radar theoreticians of the second half of the 20th century, and today TSC carries on his legacy in radar theory and development. Over the past 50 years we have focused on helping the Department of Defense develop, produce, and field cutting-edge RF technologies.

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Our team is skilled in operating in some of the most remote ocean regions on the planet. We are actively looking for partners to discuss future deployment opportunities and welcome all inquiries.

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Attention: Sea Dragon
251 18th Street S, Suite 705,
Crystal City, VA 22202
(571) 302-7249

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