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.
Clearly 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.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
BriarTek, 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.”
BriarTek invited to discuss fall overboard dangers
On 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.
BriarTek Awarded Contract to Outfit Fleet of Royal Navy's Submarines
BriarTek 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.