AquaShield is a high-performance Diver Detection Sonar system and is being presented at UDT 2018 in Glasgow where we took a look.
The company say it is designed to provide permanent underwater security for high value coastal and offshore assets such as Naval Bases, Ports, Oil & Gas Terminals, Offshore Platforms, Underwater Pipelines and Cables, Nuclear Power Facilities and canals.
The system supports fully automatic operation – from detection, through tracking to classification and alert – and thus eliminating the need for a well-trained sonar operator. Its advanced signal processing algorithms ensure the desired combination of very high Probability of Detection with very low False Alarm Rate say the manufacturers.
It is designed to stay under the water for long periods of time with very little maintenance required. It is extremely “robust and reliable” and can even withstand the detonation of a standard underwater charge at a range of 5 metres.
The AquaShield is in operational use at many sites around the world; serving leading navies, coast guards, energy companies, port authorities and VIPs.