When traveling through areas of civilian unrest, convoys employ LRAD to communicate to potentially hostile locals and to discourage rock throwing and more serious threats.
LRAD’s highly intelligible warnings, commands and deterrent tones keep convoy personnel safe and prevent civilian injuries and casualties. In theaters of operation, LRAD systems create increased standoff zones, determine security threat intent at distance, safely alter threat behavior and limit the escalation of force.
“We were involved in situations where Iraqis threw rocks, ran out in front of our convoys, and harassed us at close quarters. In these situations, LRAD’s powerful deterrent tone gets the attention of crowds and then is highly effective in broadcasting warnings and instructions in the host nation language.”
As a result of villager violence, Project Sheriff vehicles were equipped with LRAD 500X systems. Vehicles would roll into a village, activate the LRAD warning tone then broadcast native language messages. Compliance was immediate and repeated as vehicles and convoys entered villages.
LRAD’s optimized driver and waveguide technology ensures every broadcast cuts through wind, engine and background noise and is clearly heard and understood, even inside vehicles and buildings, over distances ranging from close range up to 3 kilometers.
Through the use of live or recorded multilingual voice commands and deterrent tones, LRAD minimizes incidents and saves 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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