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DSIT Solutions has unveiled its family of operational underwater fully automatic diver detection systems, designed for a variety of defense and HLS applications.
The AquaShield provides long range detection of even the weakest underwater targets, thus enabling the protection of coastal and offshore sites; the portable PointShield™ covers medium ranges with highly accurate diver detection for protection of ships and smaller zones.
DSIT’s diver detection systems are built to operate 24/7/365 in all weather and water conditions. Providing very early warning and sufficient time for response, the systems allow the investigation of targets using a special zoom display. They enable pinpoint response, including highly accurate positioning of threats and rapid update rate of the tactical picture. Requiring very little maintenance, the systems provide an exceptionally high level of reliability and low cost of ownership.
AquaShield is a 5th generation Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system, currently operational in-the-water, protecting naval bases, energy terminals, commercial ports, and other high-value assets from underwater intrusion. The system detects divers with closed and open circuit breathing apparatus, Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs), Diver Propulsion Devices (DPD), and small submersibles. AquaShield easily handles over 1000 targets simultaneously, with a detection range of up to 1,500 meters.
PointShield is DSIT’s Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS). It is a highly accurate, portable system for covering medium ranges. The system protects specific and well-defined zones, such as a section of a narrow river, a water intake channel, an anchored ship, or a constricted area. PointShield is designed to detect threats of any size and strength at ranges of up to 1000 meters. Small and lightweight, simple to install, and easily moved between sites, the unit is ideal for permanent installation, ship protection, and rapid deployment.
According to Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT’s Vice President for Sales and Marketing, “We are very pleased to present our family of solutions for diver detection at the upcoming LAAD exhibition. Our company is currently extending its activities in South American countries.” He continued, “We are happy to see that navies, governments, and commercial companies are becoming more and more aware of the importance of underwater security for critical marine and coastal assets from divers and SDVs – and are adopting our solutions.”