Consortium introduces anti-piracy system

Non-lethal alternative to armed guards.

Sagem-led consortium intoduces anti-piracy system

By Richard Tomkins

PARIS, Feb. 5 (UPI) — An integrated system to protect commercial ships against piracy has been unveiled by a European consortium coordinated by Sagem.

The system from Autoprotection is called BlueDome, a graduated non-lethal solution that features several successive barriers to protect ships during all attack phases.

The system, which allows for long-range detection of small craft, analyzes behavior of suspect craft, identifies them using a day/night optronic turret and implements remote deterrents — light projectors and acoustic devices — and anti-boarding measures, such as water cannons and smoke grenades.

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Source: upi.com

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