US Navy orders HALO security barrier
HALO Maritime Defense Systems has been awarded a $3.4 million contract to provide a fully automated waterside security barrier at US Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, the company announced on 24 April.
This is the first operational contract with the US Navy for HALO. Under the contract, the legacy manual barrier at Naval Station Norfolk will be replaced with HALO's Guardian Gate, a next generation and fully automatic gate. The gate will safeguard ships in port and provide a minimum of 300ft of clearance for vessel passage in and out of port.
The Guardian Gate is a double-wall barrier that can be connected to any existing infrastructure, such as breakwaters or piers, or other HALO security systems.
The system is designed to stop a hostile attacking boat on impact by transferring the kinetic energy of the force into the water mass that is trapped between the barrier walls. The system generates uniform strength and stopping power across the length of the entire barrier.
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