LRAD Corporation Announces Over $1.0 Million in International AHD & Mass Notification Orders
The orders include acoustic hailing devices ("AHDs") for law enforcement, defense and public safety applications in China, and follow-on LRAD 1000Xi systems for a maritime application in Japan. The orders also include LRAD 360X mass notification systems for upgrading tsunami early warning systems in Japan with LRAD's highly intelligible voice capability.
"Defense and law enforcement agencies throughout the world are equipping their personnel, vehicles and vessels with LRAD long range communication systems," commented Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation. "Our AHD and advanced mass notification solutions provide our customers with proven and reliable systems to clearly communicate to the public and safely resolve uncertain situations."
A crossed-loop/monopole direction finding antenna for use with Watson Watt method, with a large diameter of 2 m to achieve a high sensitivity. The loops make use of patented cross-polarisation cancelling technology that eliminates disturbances due to cross-polarisation from on-horizon sources. This offers enhanced, reliable accuracy in real-world applications and field trials over traditional crossed-loop designs.
The antenna is collapsible for transport and storage. It is made of aluminium and brass elements and coaxial cable, with aluminium and composite mechanical parts. A lightweight composite quad pod supports the antenna above the ground. The quad pod collapses to a similar size to the antenna.
The required matching, beam-forming and calibration injection circuitry is housed in the base of the antenna.
A complete kit of parts including antenna, Quad pod, RF cables on drums, anchor stakes and alignment sight, is supplied with each antenna. The complete antenna and all accessories fit into the supplied shipping box.
SRC, Inc. is expanding its commitment to providing border security and force protection solutions to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. The evolving conflicts in these areas have created a need for increased border, force and critical infrastructure protection measures to ensure the safety of soldiers and civilians alike.
As explained in the US Army’s 2016 posture statement on the CENTCOM area of responsibility, “The convergence of interests, namely the need to counter the threat posed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other violent extremist organizations, has afforded a unique opportunity to strengthen ties among nations while contributing to improving stability and security throughout the region. We should do all that we can to support and enable their continued collaboration as we work to enhance our collective capabilities.”
SRC has already begun to play a vital role in bolstering the border security and force protection capabilities of MENA countries by supplying multiple surveillance systems to the region. SRC’s lightweight counter-mortar radar (LCMR) system is currently providing soldiers with 360 degree early warning and counterfire target acquisition capabilities. The SR Hawk™ ground surveillance radar is also being used for persistent surveillance of territorial borders and critical infrastructure perimeters.
Bolstering SRC’s commitment to delivering best-in-class capabilities to the MENA region, the company has hired Asif Moosa as a dedicated MENA account manager. In this newly created role, Moosa will provide business development and strategic support as SRC expands operations in these areas. Moosa is an accomplished business executive with more than 30 years of experience in aerospace and defense and has conducted business in more than 50 countries. As the MENA account manager, he will work closely with SRC’s international business team to identify and capitalize on key growth areas for SRC, while delivering expertise and guidance to potential MENA partners.
“We are very pleased to have a subject matter expert like Asif join our team,” said Paul Tremont, president and CEO of SRC. “He brings a great depth of knowledge about the business landscape in the MENA region that will be key to SRC’s continued international growth.”
To better serve the needs of their partners in the MENA region, SRC has also developed a new full Arabic language website, accessible by visiting www.srcinc.com/ar.
SRC currently offers a portfolio of defense systems that are available to the MENA region: The Aklus Shield® C-Model biological threat monitoring system helps detect and alert people to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats; the SR Hawkground surveillance radar, with more than 250 units fielded around the world; and the LCMR counterfire radar, a U.S. military program of record, with almost 1000 units delivered to protect forces from rocket, artillery and mortar attack. These systems will be displayed at IDEX 2017 at booth 03-A04 located within the AUSA Pavilion.
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Since 1957, our commitment to the customer and the best solution – not the bottom line – has remained a core value that guides our efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies we invent and manufacture, the laboratories and facilities we build, the people we hire, and communities where we work. Today, more than 1,100 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect our people, environment and way of life.
The Air Force is now testing new, high-tech sensors, software, electronics and other enemy radar-evading upgrades for its B-2 stealth bombers that are designed to preserve its stealth advantages and allow the aircraft to operate more effectively against increasingly capable modern air defenses.
The massive upgrade, designed to improve what’s called the bomber’s Defensive Management System, is described by Air Force developers as “the most extensive modification effort that the B-2 has attempted.”
The Defensive Management System is a technology designed to help the B-2 recognize and elude enemy air defenses, by using various antennas, receivers and display processors to detect signals or “signatures” emitting from ground-based anti-aircraft weapons, Air Force Spokesman Capt. Michael Hertzog said in a written statement.
The modernized system, called a B-2 DMS-M unit, consists of a replacement of legacy DMS subsystems so that the aircraft can be effective against the newest and most lethal enemy air defenses.
“This system picks up where mission planning ends by integrating a suite of antennas, receivers, and displays that provide real-time situational awareness to the aircrew. The DMS-Modernization program addresses shortcomings within the current DMS system,” Hertzog added.
Upgrades consist of improved antennas with advanced digital electronic support measures, or ESMs along with software components designed to integrate new technologies with existing B-2 avionics, according to an Operational Test & Evaluation report from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
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