LRAD has been awarded a contract by an undisclosed international navy in South-East Asia for its long-range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs).
Under the $1.7m contract, the company will deliver its remote long range acoustic device (LRAD-RX) systems and accessories for integration on vessels in the undisclosed country’s fleet, and deployment in other naval applications.
The initial deliveries, worth $950,000, are scheduled by 30 September 2014, with the remaining to be shipped later as new vessels are constructed and commissioned.
LRAD president and CEO Tom Brown said the combination of superior voice intelligibility, exceptional broadcast range, and durable construction has enabled LRAD systems to maintain the dominant market share of military-grade acoustic devices.
"Armed forces, navies and police organisations throughout the world use LRAD systems daily to establish communications with potential threats, create large safety zones and to save lives," Brown said.
Capable of being operated onboard vessels or remotely across an IP network, these devices enable system operators to act in response to potential threats from a safe location out of harm’s way, while completely creating unmanned first responder perimeter security solution.
The LRAD-RX also offers highly intelligible speech transmissions across more than 3,000m; maximum range of 1,250m over 88dB of background noise; and provides naval personnel with more time and helpful information to validate and aptly react to threat situations.