Today’s military forces are required to support the full spectrum of missions from combat and counterinsurgency to disaster response and humanitarian assistance. Regardless of the assigned mission, clear communication and scalable escalation of force (EOF) are critical to success.
LRAD innovated acoustic hailing devices (AHDs) in response to the deadly October 2000 attack on the USS Cole. While equipped with an arsenal of lethal force, the sailors on the U.S. destroyer had no way to determine the intent of the suicide mission bent on destroying it until it was too late.
LRAD AHDs broadcast audible warning tones and voice messages with exceptional clarity from close range out to 5,500 meters to communicate, determine intent, and safely initiate and scale EOF. As part of a communication and layered EOF strategy, AHDs give military personnel more time and distance to distinguish between security threats and non-combatants and scale EOF accordingly before using lethal force.
LRAD systems deliver live or recorded voice messages with exceptional clarity for any operational scenario. Optimized to the primary human hearing range of 1 – 5 kHz, LRAD’s advanced driver and waveguide technology ensures every broadcast is clearly heard and understood, even above crowd, engine, and background noise.
From the portable, handheld devices to larger systems temporarily or permanently mounted on vehicles, vessels or helicopters, LRAD systems improve operational effectiveness in any mission scenario:
- Ground & Maneuver Forces
- Naval Forces / Coast Guard
- Military Police
- Air Forces
- Facilities & Installations
LRAD is the only AHD that meets all U.S. Military requirements.
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