Non-Lethal Countermeasures – Threat Deterrent
To reduce the vulnerability of merchant fleets, maritime supply lines, islands and coastal regions to piracy events, criminal abduction and extortion, each security solution should include non-lethal countermeasures to be always ready to any kind of inconvenience, thereby reducing risk to mariners, shipping, and the environment, while also reducing costs.
The threat of maritime piracy has mushroomed enormously in the past few years. The news channels on a daily basis have a new incident to report about pirates attacking a crew and looting the vessel or hijacking a ship, coming ashore committing vandalism, kidnapping and even causing harm to people when their ransom demands are not met by the authorities.
The spread of sea piracy, in contemporary times is not restricted to one particular sea area or zone. It has become rampant in almost each and every part of the world.
In today’s security environment, law enforcement, private security personnel and armed forces are in as much danger from attack from the water as they are from attack on land.
Coastal areas, islands as well as small and large vessels are at risk from piracy globally.
In an ideal security solution crew, law enforcement and security personnel should have multiple kinds of non-lethal countermeasures available to ensure low risk engagement.
Non-Lethal Countermeasures – Integrated Solutions
We offer a laser or dazzle gun either as a standalone system as in the rifle (RifleDazz) or the DazzPod -1 a mounted format for smaller vessels or one of our larger integrated LRAD systems to vary the defense when confronted by these threats.
The POD Ops dazzle gun solutions are a type of laser weapon which uses green light to disorient and temporary blind pirates as well as other types of threats. The concentrated blast of green light can be used during both day and night.
Long range acoustic device (LRAD) is a non-lethal anti-piracy device which uses pain inducing sound beam to drive away pirates and other threats. The sonic weapon produces high-pitched noise that is higher than the tolerance level of an average human being. LRAD have been mainly used on cargo and cruise ships until now.
The addition of non‐lethal systems to an inventory provides those in command with an array of capabilities that bridge the gap between demonstrating a show of force and the use of deadly force.
Non-Lethal Countermeasures – Applications
Security and defense environments having the option for personnel to be able to use mobile laser and long range acoustic devices is invaluable in deterring hostile enemy parties. These small arms can be applied to many different scenario’s a providing a non‐lethal solution to give the user time to assess the situation further before employing further force.
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Scenario’s in which Non-Lethal Countermeasures can be utilized include:
◊ Civil Disturbance
◊ Border Control
◊ Vehicle Checkpoint
◊ Coastal Surveillance
◊ Maritime Security
◊ Direct Action