LRAD(R) Aboard Australian Guided Missile Frigate Deploying to the Middle East
LRAD Essential Maritime Security Capability
SAN DIEGO, CALIF., Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LRAD Corporation
(Nasdaq:LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing
devices (AHDs), today announced that an LRAD system is aboard an Australian
guided missile frigate deploying to the Middle East. The deployment of the
HMAS Melbourne is part of Australia's defense force contribution to the
international coalition against terrorism.
"The October 2000 attack on the USS Cole exposed the vulnerability of naval
ships operating near ports and littoral zones in potentially dangerous areas,"
remarked Tom Brown, president and CEO of LRAD Corporation. "This lethal
incident was the impetus for creating our proprietary Long Range Acoustic
Device® and using highly intelligible long range communication to create large
standoff zones, unequivocally determine the intent of approaching boats not
responding to radio calls and, if necessary, provide security personnel time
and distance to scale their use of force."
Featuring extended frequency range and unprecedented clarity, LRAD systems
broadcast hails, commands and warnings to potential vessel threats over
distances of 3 kilometers and beyond in maritime security applications. Built
to meet stringent U.S. Navy requirements, LRAD systems are fully operational
in extreme weather and harsh marine conditions.
Brown concluded, "Increasing installations on naval and coast guard vessels
around the world have established LRAD as a vital maritime security capability
that can help prevent deadly terrorist attacks and accidental shooting
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About LRAD Corporation
LRAD Corporation is using long range communication to peacefully resolve
uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long
Range Acoustic Device®. LRAD® systems are in service in more than 60 countries
around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military
deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter
security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and
emergency responder communications, emergency warning and mass notification,
asset protection, and wildlife preservation and control. For more information
about the Company and its LRAD systems, please visit www.lradx.com.
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herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not
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the stage of product and market development as well as our perception of
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forward-looking statements are based on information and management's
expectations as of the date hereof. Future results may differ materially from
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and uncertainties, see the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Form 10-K
for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. LRAD Corporation disclaims any
intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as
otherwise specifically stated.
CONTACT: Robert Putnam
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