August 20, 2016 - 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 3D Forward Looking Sonar system offers users safe navigation by providing real time navigation information ahead of the vessel operating at full range even in shallow water. The user is able 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.