BALCOMBE, England, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
CHECKMATE The Ultimate Remotely Deployable Undersea Platform
International Underwater Storage Ltd ("IUWS") publishes a Paper for an Undersea Surveillance Barrier, based on its CHECKMATE undersea platform, suitable for screening a port facility.
The proposal provides for a triple barrier with detection modules at 5, 13 and 24 kms offshore from the focal point. The table gives the warning time at each barrier for a vessel travelling at 30 Knots.
Time at 30 Knots to Length of Number of CHECKMATE Distance from travel to individual surveillance focal point shore barrier packages 5km, 3 miles 5 mins 16km 8 13km, 8 miles 14 mins 41km 20 24km, 15 miles 26 mins 75km 37
Full details of the Paper can be found on the IUWS web site @ http://www.underwaterstorage.com/checkmate/Surveillance Barrier.pdf
This Paper proposes a solution to the problem of port surveillance, and the detection of small high speed offensive craft. The barrier operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week and 52 weeks a year without interuption and monitors entry to and movement across an area of over 90,000 Hectares - how many patrol craft would be required to achieve this?
And CHECKMATE can deliver this level of efficiency at a significantly lower capital cost than that of the number of patrol craft which would be required to attempt to match it - and at effectively zero operational cost to be compared with the operational costs of keeping a number of patrol vessels at sea.
SOURCE International Underwater Storage Ltd