Technology Made Here Helps Ward Off Cruise Ship Attackers

Davis, Rob
November 2005
San Diego Business Journal;11/14/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 43, p18
The article focuses on the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) technology that helped cruise ship The Seabourn Spirit save from an attack. The cruise ship was attacked by pirates off the East African coast. It escaped the incursion with the help of technology invented in San Diego, California by American Technology Corp. The hailing and warning device targets a set of high-pitched 140- to 150-decibel tones. The LRAD targets sound within an intense 30-degree beam. As the life was returning to normal for the 151 passengers aboard the ship, American Technology Corp. found itself the focus of national media attention.


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