LRAD® Corporation Receives $14.8 Million US Army Award
Order is Part of $110 Million US Army Program
SAN DIEGO, CA – August 8, 2019 – LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), a global leader in critical communication systems, today announced it has received a follow-on $14.8 million order from the U.S. Army (“Army”). The Army is purchasing LRAD 450XL acoustic hailing device (“AHD”) systems and accessories for deployment with active duty, Reserve and National Guard units. This is the Company’s fourth order from the Army’s $110 million AHD program. Three LRAD 500X program orders were previously delivered.
“This is the Company’s largest domestic order to date,” said Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation. “Further, we anticipate another LRAD 450XL order under this program later this quarter and additional purchases in subsequent years to meet the Army’s long-term AHD requirements.”
“The LRAD 450XL and LRAD 500X are the only AHDs qualified for deployment by the Army,” continued Mr. Danforth. “After extensive testing, our smaller, lighter LRAD 450XL was selected to meet the Army’s critical communication and scalable escalation of force requirements. We’re working with other branches of the U.S. military and our partners overseas to expand LRAD 450XL use within the Department of Defense and throughout international defense forces.”
Low profile, lightweight and designed for temporary or fixed mounting on tripods, vehicles, small vessels, and Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (CROWS), the LRAD 450XL incorporates LRAD’s patented technology to generate the audio output of a unit almost twice its size and weight with the same high level of clarity and intelligibility consistent with the LRAD product line. The LRAD 450XL is rapidly becoming the AHD of choice for domestic and international defense, homeland security and public safety services.
About LRAD Corporation
The Company’s proprietary Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced Genasys™ mass notification systems and mobile alert solutions are designed to enable users to safely hail and warn, notify and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives.
LRAD systems are in service in 72 countries around the world in diverse applications, including public safety, mass notification, defense, law enforcement, homeland and border security, critical infrastructure protection, fire rescue, incident management, maritime and port security, and wildlife control and preservation. For more information, visit visit LRAD.com.
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