LRAD Corporation, a global leader in long range voice broadcast systems, advanced mass notification, the Platinum Award Winner for Best Long Range Acoustic Hailing System for Two Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a strong competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Program, is in receipt of significant new Air National Guard (ANG), U.S. Air Force (USAF), and U.S. Army (USA) orders totaling over $2.4 million.
The ANG order, comprised of LRAD 500X-MMT helicopter mounted systems, follows last year’s $2.4 million LRAD 360XL-MID mobile mass notification kits ANG order.
The LRAD air-to-ground communication systems will be mounted on HH-60G Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopters based in Arkansas, California, and New York.
LRAD 500X MMT Helicopter-Mounted System
The LRAD-500X MMT is an advanced air-to-ground communication system that is self-powered and completely autonomous from other aircraft systems.
The LRAD 500X MMT broadcasts loud, highly intelligible voice messages and attention commanding warning tones out to 2,000 meters over wind, engine and rotor wash.
Classified as a payload by the FAA, the LRAD 500X MMT easily mounts to the cabin floor of a wide range of helicopters using cargo tie-down quick disconnect fittings.
Featuring a rugged mount with a full range of pan & tilt motion and an integrated rechargeable power pack that provides 4 to 6+ hours of continuous operation, the LRAD 500X MMT significantly enhances the operational effectiveness of airborne law enforcement in a variety of missions.
(See the LRAD 500X MMT Air To Ground Communication in Action! Courtesy of LRAD Corporation and YouTube. Posted on Dec 14, 2016.)
LRAD 500X MMT FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Ruggedized mount allows operator to aim and lock LRAD into position
- Self powered for 4 to 6+ hours of continuous operation when fully charged
- Integrated battery monitor displays battery charge level reading
- Simple to install and operate
- Control unit may be mounted on the back of the LRAD or operated via remote cable (included)
- Mounts to helicopter cabin floor with included jaw clamps
- Powerful, intelligible communication to 2,000 meters
- Variable beam width for extended coverage
- Quickly installed and removed from helicopter
- STC not requireD
Additionally, the Company received orders from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Army National Guard to support U.S. and allied operations in the European, Pacific, and Caribbean regions.
The LRAD systems will be used for perimeter security at sensitive military sites, internal communications at live fire training ranges, and wide area communications during disaster and emergency response operations.
“Recently certified safe for flight by the ANG, the LRAD 500X-MMT significantly enhances air-to-ground communication for search and rescue operations and other Air National Guard missions,” explains Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation.
“LRAD systems provide the U.S. Military critical communication and escalation of force capabilities for its many missions throughout the world.”
Featuring an integrated rechargeable power pack and adjustable mount that fits in most medium and large helicopters*, the LRAD 500X-MMT mounts quickly and is easily removed following mission completion.
Completely self-contained and self-powered, the LRAD 500X-MMT broadcasts voice messages that are clearly heard and understood over rotor wash and background noise out to 2,000 meters.
* Compatible with most medium/large commercial and military helicopters including Sikorsky H-60, S-76, H-92, and H-3; Bell UH-1, 204/5, and 214; Eurocopter AS330, 332, and 365; and Agusta Westland AW139.
LRAD Corporation at a Glance
LRAD’s proprietary Long Range Acoustic Devices®, advanced ONE VOICE® mass notification systems, and innovative Genasys™ mass messaging solutions are designed to enable users to safely hail and warn, inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives.
LRAD systems are in service in 72 countries around the world in diverse applications including mass notification, defense, law enforcement and public safety, homeland and border security, critical infrastructure protection, fire rescue and emergency management, maritime and port security, and wildlife control and preservation.
(When major disasters strike, existing infrastructure is disrupted and compromised, power and communication systems may fail, rural areas can become isolated and urban streets impassible and dangerous. Reliable communication with the public is a must-have capability for first responders. Portable LRAD systems go anywhere communication is needed. Courtesy of NewsOn6, LRAD and YouTube. Posted on Mar 2, 2017.)
LRAD Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, LRAD will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Mass Notification Systems.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security