500th MOBI Installation for U.S. Navy
BriarTek Completes 500th MOBI Installation for U.S. Navy
ORCA is Life-Saving Technology for U.S. Military Personnel
Alexandria, Va., – BriarTek, Inc., today announced that it has completed installation of its ORCA Man Overboard Indicator (MOBI) system aboard the U.S.S. Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108). The event marks the company’s five-hundredth installation across the United States Navy fleet, and adds to ORCA’s protection of Navy sailors worldwide.
With more than 100,000 ORCA transmitters in use across a fleet of all classes, ORCA is the sole-source provider of man overboard indicators for the United States Navy and is installed aboard every aircraft carrier in the fleet. To date, the system has been responsible for the rescue of 29 Navy sailors worldwide. “[ORCA] is an amazing tool for us to have on board,” said Rear Admiral Michael C. Manazir while in command of the ORCA-protected carrier U.S.S. Nimitz. “It’s one more way to ensure that we never leave a sailor behind.” Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, BriarTek, Inc., manufactures and markets a full range of commercial- and military-grade man overboard indicators (MOBI) and personal locator devices. Deeply-rooted in the protection of U.S. Navy and commercial fleet personnel, the company also offers a line of personal locator beacons designed for recreational boaters.