Wallop Defence Systems to showcase new countermeasures products at DIMDEX
Wallop Defence Systems, the Hampshire, UK based countermeasures division of the worldwide Esterline Defense Technologies group is showcasing its advanced range of naval and airborne countermeasures capabilities as part of the UK Pavilion Stand D-205d at DIMDEX, the DOHA INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DEFENCE EXHIBITION in the Qatar National Convention Centre from 26 – 28 the March 2012.
Wallop Defence Systems staff will be on hand to talk about its comprehensive maritime portfolio that includes a 250,000 candela illuminating rocket with a range of 5 kilometres as well as 102mm chaff and Infra Red rockets and a range of marine signals.
To counter the increasing threat of piracy around the world, Wallop will also be showing their new Anti Piracy deterrent TRITON, a simple to use on-board rocket launching system for commercial ships and coastguard vessels.
TRITON launches illuminating or noise making rockets up to 1.8km from the ship to alert the pirates they have been discovered before they get close enough to attack.
“Piracy is currently costing the global market over $10billion a year.” Commented Ian Thurston, Business Development Manager at Wallop Defence Systems. “Triton is a highly effective, low cost system which gives the user a real and significant advantage in these threat situations. We are looking forward to attending DIMDEX 2012 and showing our important Middle Eastern markets how Wallop Defence Systems can help them get the best value from their maritime countermeasures budgets, whether they are military or commercial.”
In addition Wallop be showing its range of airborne countermeasures including the latest 26mm Chaff and IR flares and the RR180 Dual Shot Chaff cartridge, which effectively doubles the capacity of the dispenser to give increased operational effectiveness by reducing ‘on ground’ time for reloading.
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Operationally proven around the globe, Wallop Defence Systems products combine technical innovation, efficient design and a carefully controlled manufacturing process to deliver outstanding performance and low acquisition and through life costs.
Source : Wallop Defence Systems