FarSounder, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide FarSounder-1000 systems for two US Navy transferred OSPREY Class Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC) Vessels. The systems were sold by FarSounder's dealer Voyager Maritime Alliance Group of Ft. Lauderdale, FL via their customer, VSE Corporation. VSE's delivery order is under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract through the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program.
"This contract award demonstrates the strategic benefits of deploying FarSounder's commercially developed 3D navigation and obstacle avoidance systems,” said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO of FarSounder. "They are advanced, cost-effective products for not only commercial vessels, but also for global defense and border control operations.”
The FarSounder-1000 provides next generation sonar navigation to create clear, 3D forward looking information ahead of the vessel. This unique visibility feature allows the user to select between a wide field-of-view and an extended range mode. This enables the user to make fast, accurate navigation decisions with a quick view of the intuitive FarSounder display software running on the marinized bridge computer.
Voyager Maritime Alliance Group is an active FarSounder dealer with years of systems integration experience. With their global capability, their team is available to set-up and commission FarSounder's state of the art systems.
FarSounder, Inc. is a U.S. based high technology marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics. With unique patented technology, the company has a global customer base of commercial, government and private sector users. The company is the recognized leader in real time 3D sonar systems and has been selling its flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004.
FarSounder's product line also includes its FS-SPS Ship Protection System, which followed years of both IR&D and U.S. government funded research. The 2015 Tibbetts Award winning FarSounder Ship Protection System is for those owner/operators who demand the best solutions for assuring the safety of their passengers and crew. The system provides detection, classification, and alarms of underwater threats. Portside, platform and shore based systems are also available for waterfront security.
Voyager Maritime Alliance Group is the marine industry’s one-stop shop for marine electronic, navigation, and communication systems. From basic marine navigation systems to fully integrated vessel management and control systems, Voyager Marine Alliance Group uses cutting-edge technology from the very best equipment manufacturers worldwide in order to deliver the ultimate control and peak performance for your vessel.
Established in 1959, VSE is a diversified logistics and services company with experience in solving issues of global significance with integrity, agility, and value. VSE is dedicated to making their federal and commercial clients successful by delivering innovative solutions for vehicle, ship, and aircraft sustainment, supply chain management, platform modernization, mission enhancement, program management, energy, IT, and consulting services. For additional information regarding VSE services and products, please see the Company's web site or contact Christine Kaineg, VSE Investor Relations, at (703) 329-3263.