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Sonardyne’s Intruder Detection Sonar Chosen to Protect European Waterside Energy Facility

Underwater intruder detection technology from maritime security specialist Sonardyne International Ltd. has been chosen to secure the coastal perimeter of a critical national energy infrastructure facility in Eastern Europe.

The Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar will be deployed to detect unauthorized divers and subsurface vehicles approaching the facility from the water. The installation, at an undisclosed location, is the first phase of a site-wide project led by MARSS Group to enhance security at the facility with their NiDAR long-range air, land and underwater situational awareness system.

Sentinel is the most widely deployed commercial off-the-shelf underwater intruder detection sonar technology on the market, with the ability to discriminate between genuine targets and non-threats, such as large fish or pleasure craft in a wide range of operational environments.

Suitable for fixed, temporary and vessel installation, Sentinel detects, tracks and classifies underwater threats at up to 1.5 km range to provide a rapidly deployable perimeter intrusion capability to help safeguard commercial harbors, naval vessels, private yachts, and waterside residences, as well as critical national infrastructure.

Reliably detecting underwater intruders or vehicles in real-time at long range is essential to provide ample time for security personnel to react to waterborne incursions. Vital minutes can make the difference between successful threat interception and divers and vehicles being able to deliver their attack.

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