New Advances in Sonar Diver Detection Systems:
The Hidden Threat Facing Military and Civilian Ports
Sonar technologies can protect military and civilian ports.
Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd., is pleased to release a white paper outlining the most
recent technological advances in sonar technologies and how these can protect military
and civilian ports and visiting ships from attack by enemy divers. The white paper
is entitled "New Advances in Sonar Diver Detection Systems: The Hidden Threat Facing
Military and Civilian Ports."
This new Kongsberg white paper outlines the hidden threat presented by underwater
diver incursion, as evidenced by groups such as the Tamil "Sea" Tigers having been
able to mount successful underwater attacks in ports. It also reviews the latest
technological improvements in underwater acoustical diver detection systems in these
key areas: hardware, tracking software and data fusion/systems integration.
"The increased use of divers by groups such as the Tamil Tigers to attack from
the water demonstrates a belief that underwater access presents an easier way to
enter ports and attack ships anchored at dockside," said Phil Andrew, manager of
underwater security for Kongsberg Mesotech, a leading global provider of sonar technologies
that has provided sonar to the U.S. Coast Guard through its Underwater Port Security
"Drug smuggling and the rise of terrorist threats over the last ten years have
increased the need to monitor the underwater lanes of our ports using sonar and
other technologies. Fortunately, recent sophisticated innovations are helping to
address this problem. This white paper explains how these advances can help improve
About Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd.
Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd. is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a world leader
in sonar diver detection systems and technologies. They supply a worldwide customer
base with a range of products for defence, fisheries, oilfield, scientific and other
underwater acoustic applications. Products are designed and manufactured in Port
Coquitlam, British Columbia.