Extended Range & EOF Communication
Today’s threat environment has placed increasing demands on military forces stretching resources to the limit. Protection tools that act as a force multiplier, increase security coverage, favorably resolve uncertain situations and save lives alleviate these challenges.
Military organizations around the world are using LRAD systems to fill the gap between initial engagement and the Escalation of Force (EOF).
Army / Maneuver Forces
As part of a layered communication and EOF strategy, LRAD systems provide Army personnel additional time and distance to distinguish between security threats and innocent civilians before employing lethal force. From close range up to 3 kilometers, LRAD systems broadcast focused, highly intelligible hails, warnings and commands to security threats or large crowds. LRAD also broadcasts deterrent tones to safely initiate the EOF based on a threat’s actions.
Through the use of voice commands and deterrent tones, LRAD unequivocally determines intent at distance and is an essential component in all EOF protocols. LRAD systems have proven highly effective for many Army applications including:
- Communicating at safe distances to groups or individuals in their native language.
- Determining intent from within the safety of armored vehicles
- Broadcasting warning tones to deter and disperse potential hostiles
- Creating large standoff zones
- Establishing and enforcing perimeter security using LRAD as an acoustic fence
- Mass notification
- Area denial
- Checkpoint security
- Convoy protection & communications
- Cordon and search operations
- Base security and mass notification
- Avoiding accidental shooting incidents
LRAD systems were developed in response to the deadly attack on the USS Cole that resulted in death and injury to 56 sailors. The USS Cole was equipped with an arsenal of lethal force, but had no way of determining the intent of the suicide mission bent on destroying it until it was too late.
Combining highly intelligible voice and powerful deterrent tone broadcasts with focused acoustic output, LRAD systems unequivocally determine the intent of vessels not responding to radio calls, alter threat behavior and enlarge vessel standoff zones well beyond 3,000 meters. LRAD’s broadcast range exceeds the CINCLANTFLT Naval Vessel Protection Zone for standoff distances for ships pier side, at anchor or in restricted waters.
LRAD’s unmatched acoustic performance is also used to conduct interdictions at sea and for UNREPS.
LRAD systems enhance base, checkpoint and other MP security duties by broadcasting live or recorded commands in any language over distance. LRAD’s focused voice broadcasts and powerful deterrent tones augment response capabilities, unequivocally determine intent, establish large standoff zones and safely initiate EOF protocol.
As part of a layered communication and EOF strategy, LRAD systems provide Marines time and distance to distinguish between security threats and innocent civilians before employing lethal force. From close range up to 3 kilometers, LRAD systems broadcast focused, highly intelligible multilingual hails, warnings and commands to security threats or large crowds. LRAD also broadcasts deterrent tones to safely initiate the EOF based on a threat’s actions.
Through the use of voice commands and deterrent tones, LRAD unequivocally determines intent at distance and is an essential component in all EOF protocols.
Evolving UAV and hovering drone technology is transforming the way military assets are monitored and protected. Legacy unmanned systems can’t communicate or appropriately respond to potential threats. Additionally, power requirements for UAVs and large hovering drones limit extended mission performance making low power integrated system enhancements imperative.
LRAD Corporation understands these challenges and has developed solutions that complement and strengthen vital UAV/hovering drone missions. LRAD systems integrated with existing sensor networks are deployed on the ground or in the air to remotely respond to unauthorized incursions and potential threats. UAV/drone mounted LRADs provide operators precise targeting of LRAD’s unique directed sound capability to communicate and appropriately respond to incursions and security threats in remote locations.
LRAD’s optimized driver and waveguide technology ensures every voice and deterrent tone broadcast cuts through wind, engine and background noise to be clearly heard and understood by potential threats. Through the use of live or pre-recorded multilingual voice commands and deterrent tones, the intent of security threats is determined and altered.
LRAD Corporation is working with leading defense corporations and government/military organizations in providing tactical UAV and hovering drone communication enhancement and deterrent solutions across the spectrum of contingency operations.
LRAD systems resolve any ambiguity of intent and facilitate rapid and decisive force protection on the battlefield and during military operations by providing defense personnel the ability to create significant standoff areas, unequivocally determine intent, favorably resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of the Long Range Acoustic Device®.
LRAD is the only acoustic hailing device that meets all U.S. Military requirements.
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