ORCA Man Overboard Alarm Systems In The News

BriarTek Device Utilized During NATO Sub Escape Exercise

Dynamic Monarch 2014Gdynia, Poland – Ships, submarines, and aircraft from 18 NATO and non-NATO nations participated in the most recent NATO submarine rescue exercise. This rescue exercise, that was called Dynamic Monarch, took place in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Poland from May 12-23. “This exercise takes place every three years to test international forces’ interoperability and ability to respond to submarines that have been disabled, anywhere in the world, utilizing the International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) and emergency response procedures and equipment.”1

» Click to view photos from this year's exercise at the NATO Facebook page.

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BriarTek Products Featured in Major Motion Picture

BriarTek Products Featured in Captain Phillips movie starring Tom Hanks

Captain Phillips, the 2013 feature film nominated for four Golden Globes®, including Best Picture and six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, is based on the true story of the hijacking of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama in 2009. When recreating scenes involving the US Navy, the producers insisted on including the BriarTek gear that helps keep Navy sailors safe every day.

Captain-PhillipsClearly visible on the RHIBs (rigid-hulled inflatable boats) are both the Radio Direction Finder Antenna and TX-103 Receiver that would be employed if a sailor were to go missing. These devices, along with ORCA TX-104 transmitters, were used on the actual boats that rescued the real Captain Phillips from the imminent danger from Somali Pirates and are in use on every Navy ship in the fleet every day. 

 
Pentagon Boosts Ability to Rescue Men Overboard or Behind Enemy Lines
Time LogoTime.com recently posted an article in their Swampland blog titled "Pentagon Boosts Ability to Rescue Men Overboard or Behind Enemy Lines: New gear designed to make rescues of sailors, soldiers and Marines quicker and more effective." Read the article featuring BriarTek's life-saving devices.
 
BriarTek Awarded $8M contract with U.S. Navy

US NavyBriarTek, Inc. was recently awarded an $8 million contract to supply the U.S. Navy with Man Overboard Identification and Identification Systems. This 12-month Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract (IDIQ) is “for the continued installation and validation of Man Overboard Indicator (MOBI) systems on approximately thirty (30) U. S. Navy ships. This contract also includes services such as system groom, assessments, personnel training, and the acquisition of MOBI transmitters, receivers, antennas, and displays.”

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Paducah Propeller Club Taps BriarTek
BriarTek invited to discuss fall overboard dangers

PPCOn Tuesday, September 17, BriarTek's Bill Dull addressed the Paducah Propeller Club at Whalers Catch, French Quarters in Paducah, Kentucky. Mr. Dull addressed the club, devoted to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade, on the importance of fall overboard detection and recovery and demonstrated BriarTek's state-of-the-art technology dedicated to saving sailor's lives.
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BriarTek Awarded Contract to Outfit Fleet of Royal Navy's Submarines

Royal_Navy_LogoBriarTek recently was awarded a publicly tendered contract to outfit her majesty's Royal Navy's submarine crews with the newly redesigned ORCA TX-103 submarine escape locater beacon, beating out two other finalist companies. This is the first full-fleet implementation of any navy submarine fleet in the world and is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2013. The ORCA TX-103SE transmitter helps locate personnel on the water's surface—regardless of how much sea separates them — after they have safely escaped a stricken vessel.

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