Griffon Hoverwork Ltd have embarked their most advanced 2000TD hovercraft demonstrator to the United Arab Emirates for sea trials.
The 2000TD hovercraft is part of a capability package that has been assembled by companies from the United Kingdom's BISEN consortium, supported by Her Majesty's Government, and working in partnership with UAE businesses. The systems will be subjected to trials and evaluation by UAE and British users before being demonstrated at Abu Dhabi's ISNR (International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience) Exhibition between 15-17 March 2016.
The BISEN consortium UK companies will be showcasing their products and services at ISNR on stand CP 110 hosted by two UAE businesses, Siham Al Khaleej Technology and High Speed Craft. The hovercraft and its systems will be demonstrated in the surrounding waterways, live linked to the stand monitors.
Also attending ISNR as part of the hovercraft capability package is:
Clearwater Tracking's vessel tracking system offering improved detection from the combined sensors of Skydroid's Aeryon SkyRanger™ sUAS which will be operated from the hovercraft as a carrier for the drone and downlinked to the hovercraft's Bluestone Technology situational awareness displays. The same displays also show data from the hovercraft's own optical and thermal imaging overhead camera systems plus third party event data feeds. The combined information will allow better local response team planning to respond to incidents ranging from critical infrastructure protection, pollution control, search & rescue, maritime security and coast guard functions. Inmarsat's Fleet Broadband 250 provides sharing of the combined situational awareness data with other licensed users.
Weatherhaven's fully assembled and self contained mobile shelter known as EH-MECC has been configured as the command post and is equipped with the same Detect and Respond System. The EH-MECC is also configured for many other functions such as medical care, workshops and temporary accommodation.
The hovercraft will be equipped with OTO Melara's Hitrole system presented by Siham Al Khaleej Technology. The system provides a fully stabilized platform for the thermal and optical sensors and self defence systems.
Jankel will be presenting e2v's RF Safe-Stop™ engine immobilization system and LCM-IFC are presenting their end-to-end fuel management used in the sustainment of the power systems.
Please visit www.isnrabudhabi.com to register your visitor attendance to ISNR2016.
We look forward to seeing you on Stand CP 110.