LRAD Corporation has received orders to deliver remotely operated LRAD-RX long-range acoustic devices from the US Navy, in support of anti-terrorism / force protection missions.
The $560,000 orders, which will be delivered this year, are part of a multi-year $12.2m firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, which was awarded to LRAD by the US navy in June 2013.
The LRAD-RX systems will be installed on naval vessels to for long-range communication, security and safety use.
LRAD Corporation CEO Tom Brown said: "Our all-weather LRAD-RX systems are ideal for naval operations and establishing an acoustic standoff perimeter to communicate with, or determine the intent of approaching vessels not responding to radio calls.
"LRAD’s unmatched acoustic performance is being used around the world for naval peacekeeping, anti-terrorism and force protection applications."
The remotely controlled LRAD-RX solution allows system operators to detect and dissiminate an intruder over distances up to 3,500m.
Designed for integrated applications, such as maritime vessels, coastal, border and port security, the system’s integrated camera, high-intensity searchlight, IP-addressable full pan and tilt drive provide the vessel with an efficient aiming and tracking system.
It is controlled across an IP network, allowing operators to create a completely functional, unmanned perimeter security and remote response solution.
The solution’s radar intergration can enable automated intruder alerts, reducing the manpower require to operate the system, as well as the number of false alarms.
By using directionality and focused acoustic output, the system can transmit critical information, instructions and warnings beyond 3,000m.
More than 60 nations around the world, including the US and international naval forces, are currently operating LRAD systems.