Cutlass Express 19.2 Exercise uses Polymorph’s IORIS Platform as primary communications tool

IORIS, the maritime domain awareness software developed by Polymorph has been used as the primary communications tool during the recent Cutlass Express 19.2 exercise which concluded in a ceremony held in Victoria, Seychelles, on 16th November.

IORIS has been helping combat human trafficking, drugs trafficking, illegal fishing, piracy, and natural disasters in the Indian Ocean region since 2018 and has now played a central role in the Cutlass Express 19.2 exercise. The exercise which took place in the vicinity of Djibouti, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles lasted 17 days and involved maritime forces from 17 East African, European, North American and West Indian nations.

Cutlass Express 19.2 provides an opportunity for partner nations to work side-by-side in order to better synchronise and rehearse for potential real-world scenarios. It is designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity; promote national and regional security in East Africa; and increase interoperability between the U.S., African nations and international partners. IORIS is the central platform which facilitates communication and information sharing.

Polymorph Managing Director Steve Harris said: “IORIS has been a fantastic initiative to be part of. Polymorph exist to create digital solutions for real-world problems. In this instance the IORIS platform helps facilitate and encourage information and knowledge sharing for the greater good. We’ve used cloud technologies to help facilitate a solution that is low cost, sustainable and easy to maintain, which will hopefully be used successfully for many years to come.”