Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 -- Three Somalis were convicted this month of piracy, kidnapping and murder in the 2011 shooting deaths of four Americans sailing in the Indian Ocean off of Oman and could face the death penalty, according to court documents. The men, a total of nineteen involved, boarded the yacht, held the passengers captive and planned to sail for Somalia, but the 2 American couples were killed.
"From 2008, what we've seen is they (pirates) have evolved ... and increased their capabilities," said Cyrus Mody, manager at the International Maritime Bureau in London told CNN in 2011.
There is a tremendous need for early and long range threats in maritime environment. The security stakes are high for the yacht crew being that isolation at sea and day- and night- time threats require military grade equipment.
HGH Infrared Systems’ has recently released the Spynel-S, their new mid-wave infrared 360 degree camera ideally suited for maritime applications. The passive, gyro-stabilized Spynel solutions have been proven at sea with Navy’s specific for anti-piracy. The thermal camera withstands salty sea sprays and foggy weather and is useful for navigation purposes.
With an early RHIB alert on asymmetric threats of 12 kilometers away, the Spynel-S can help yachts around the world protect themselves from pirates and other threats.
Founded in 1982, HGH designs, develops, assembles and sells complete high end optronics systems for security, industrial and civil applications. HGH’s team of highly qualified engineering team is comprised of experts in optics, software, mechanics and electronics and operates in the US out of Boston, MA. HGH strives to provide advanced and innovative infrared equipment to protect their clients all around the world, while keeping the agility and dedication of a small and passionate team. Speed, flexibility, technical excellence and innovation constitute their core values. HGH has established itself as an international reference for infrared technology innovation through the development of multiple advanced thermal sensors, among which its award-winning real-time 360 degree thermal camera, the Spynel-C - 2008 Product of the Year from Photonics Tech Briefs, 2010 Innovation Prize from the EuroNaval Committee, 2011 Kummerman Award from the French Academy of Marine, 2012 GovSec Platinum Award, and 2012 Govies Homeland Security Award.
Briana Shea, HGH Infrared Systems Inc., 617-401-2196, [email protected]