Pirate defence system launched

United Kingdom-based, marine security specialist company, Photonic Security Systems (PSS) launch a new proactive pirate defence system, the LDS100, earlier this month.

The LDS100 acts in what is said to be a non-lethal and humane manner and is based on a proactive method to prevent pirates from approaching a ship. The system works by sending a ten metre wide multi-band laser light beam, up to a distance of one kilometre to dazzle potential intruders and disable them from locating and boarding the ship.