DSIT to supply world’s first underwater surveillance system to protect a strategic coastal energy installation
GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel (20/5/2007)
DSIT Solutions Ltd. (DSIT) announced today that it has received an order from NAFTOPORT Liquid Fuels Loading Company Ltd (Poland), a leading European oil terminal operator, for a Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system.
Naftoport operates an oil terminal and conducts reloading of crude oil at the Gdansk port. The company has a key role in supplying crude oil to Polish and German refineries and in exporting Russian crude oil around the world.
The DSIT DDS is a state-of-the-art underwater surveillance system. It supports automatic detection, tracking and classification of any moving underwater body or object. The DDS will monitor the waters surrounding Naftoport’s terminal in order to detect underwater intrusion and prevent sabotage. DSIT’s DDS system operates in all weather and water conditions. Its long range of detection, for even the smallest targets, provides ample warning time, making effective response possible. The system can be operated in stand-alone mode, or as part of a comprehensive integrated above and below water security system.
According to Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT’s VP for Sales & Marketing, this order for an underwater surveillance system indicates a breakthrough in conventional security perceptions by recognizing the necessity for underwater as well as above-water protection. “As far as we know, this will be the first system in the world designed and operated to protect a strategic coastal energy installation. This cutting edge project coincides with DSIT’s vision to be the world leader in providing underwater security systems for the energy industry as well as commercial ports, and navies.”
John A. Moore, the CEO of Acorn Factor commented, “this ground-breaking contract award corresponds with the vision of Acorn Factor to focus on the energy sector and provide security solutions to protect energy infrastructure. Following the recent successful public offering at an initial value of $315 million of our Comverge affiliate (Nasdaq:COMV), which provides protection for the energy grid, we see dsIT following in its footsteps to provide protection to another area of the energy industry.”