US military places order for LRAD system accessories and spare parts

9 March 2018 (Last Updated May 10th, 2018 11:01)

US-based provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs) LRAD has secured orders from the US military for the delivery of accessories and spare parts for LRAD systems.

US-based provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs) LRAD has secured orders from the US military for the delivery of accessories and spare parts for LRAD systems.

Valued at more than $1m, the orders are for the LRAD systems are being procured in a previously announced $6m US Army programme of record. They are being awarded to support on-going US Navy programmes.

The order from the US Army for the delivery of LRAD 500X systems, accessories and spare parts was awarded in September last year.

In addition, the company secured orders from the US Department of State for the delivery of LRAD 450XL and LRAD 500X systems.

“The LRAD systems broadcast deterrent tones and voice messages with enhanced clarity at any range up to 3km.”

LRAD chief executive officer Richard S Danforth said: “The US Army and US Navy accessories and spares orders will support deployed LRAD systems from previous AHD programmes.

“The State Department selected LRAD to provide vehicle mounted AHDs for overseas embassy security.”

The US Armed Forces are responsible for supporting a variety of missions, ranging from combat operations and counterinsurgency to disaster response and humanitarian assistance.

Clear communication and scalable escalation of force (EOF) capabilities play an important role to help achieve success in these missions.

The LRAD systems broadcast deterrent tones and voice messages with enhanced clarity at any range up to 3km.

LRAD is the long-range voice communication and EOF system of choice used by defence forces from across the globe.

The LRAD 500X is a rugged, compact and lightweight system that can be easily mounted and transported to offer long-range communication and scalable, non-kinetic EOF.