Maritime Arresting Technologies Competes in 'ASTORS' Awards
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Maritime Arresting Technologies is pleased to announce that the company’s Stingray Unmanned Underwater Vessel (UUV) Interceptor Net has been nominated to compete in the 2017 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards Program.
Maritime Arresting Technologies was recognized with the Top Award in the 2016 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards Program, Winning the Platinum Award for Best Maritime Perimeter Protection System.
Maritime Arresting Technologies, has been working with the U.S. Navy under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to conceive and develop a system to successfully intercept underwater threats such as autonomous vessels and divers.
UUVs are now considered a threat to high value assets on or beside the water.
The Stingray UUV Interceptor System consists of a net that is rapidly deployable in front of a hostile UUV or other underwater threat (swimmer, self-propelled mine, etc.)
- The net is stored in a composite box that firmly attaches to the transom of a patrol boat.
- When the lid is opened it forms a chute that keeps the net clear of the drive units of the patrol boat and ensures that the net deploys without snags or twists.
- The net provides protection across the entire water column, extending from the water surface to the seabed.
- Constructed from mono-filament nylon it is practically invisible and therefore hard to avoid.
- The net encapsulates the oncoming UUV, snagging on all and any projections.
- Once captured the UUV can be towed away to be dealt with far from the tar....