LRAD Corporation announced over $1.0 million in orders that include accessories and spare parts for LRAD systems ordered in a previously announced $6.0 million U.S. Army program of record, and to support ongoing U.S. Navy programs.
Additionally, the company received LRAD 450XL and LRAD 500X orders from the U.S. Department of State.
The company is the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (“AHDs”), advanced mass notification systems and distributed recipient software solutions.
“The U.S. Army and U.S. Navy accessories and spares orders will support deployed LRAD systems from previous AHD programs,” commented Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation. “The State Department selected LRAD to provide vehicle mounted AHDs for overseas embassy security.”
U.S. defense forces are required to support a full spectrum of missions from combat to counterinsurgency to disaster response and humanitarian assistance. Regardless of the assigned mission, clear communication and scalable escalation of force (“EOF”) capabilities are critical to mission success. The systems broadcast deterrent tones and voice messages with exceptional clarity from close range out to 3 kilometers. It is the long range voice communication and EOF system of choice for defense forces around the world.
Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)
The Long Range Acoustic Device is an acoustic hailing device developed by LRAD Corporation to send messages and warning tones over longer distances or at higher volume than normal loudspeakers.
The systems are used for long range communications in a variety of applications including as a means of non-lethal, non-kinetic crowd control. They have been called “sonic weapons”.
According to the manufacturer’s specifications, the systems weigh from 15 to 320 pounds (6.8 to 145.1 kg) and can emit sound in a 30–60° beam at 2.5 kHz. The manufacturer also produces systems for public address and mass notification use that broadcast 360°.
The systems are used by law enforcement, government and defense agencies, as well as maritime and commercial security companies to broadcast audible notifications and warnings over distance. They are also used to deter wildlife from airport runways, wind and solar farms, nuclear power facilities, gas and oil platforms, mining and agricultural operations, and industrial plants.