$50M for New Shipboard Security Systems Aboard US Military Sealift Command

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USNS Saturn In the wake of the recent attack on a cruise ship by West African pirates, and amidst ongoing concerns about piracy and terrorism in vital chokepoints around the world, Delphinus Engineering, Inc. in Eddystone, PA won a $50 million cost-plus-fixed-fee requirements contract for installation of shipboard physical security equipment aboard Military Sealift Command and U.S. Navy ships. These tools provide advanced surveillance capabilities to assess and respond to attempts of piracy/boarding. USNS Concord(click to view full) The Shipboard Security Module (SSM) provides Military Sealift Command mariners with an integrated physical security system. It is an event-based security system that provides the watch stander a suite of security assessment tools, including: * Computer-based Hull Perimeter Lighting actuation * Digital networked real-time and recorded video * Intrusion Detection System, and * Audible Warning System Work will be performed in Norfolk, VA (30%); Charleston, SC (20%); Violet, LA (10%); San Diego, CA (10%); Philadelphia, PA (5%); Boston, MA (5%); Mobile, AL (5%); Portland, OR (5%); Jacksonville, FL (5%); other activities (5%); and is expected to be complete by December 2009. The contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet, with 10 offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division […]

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