PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has renewed funding to Intellicheck Mobilisa to expand its wireless security Aegeus buoy program.
With research and development funding for the program from the Navy since 2005, Intellicheck Mobilisa has seven buoys deployed in Puget Sound and one in the Potomac River.
The buoy is a multipurpose system outfitted with environmental and security applications for ports. It uses Intellicheck Mobilisa's exclusive technology and serves as an anti-terrorism asset for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the detection of radiological dispersal devices; a deployable asset for providing fleet support in ports; and an environmental asset through the testing for oil spills, pH, salinity levels and dissolved oxygen.
"The U.S. Navy has long supported our buoy program and this contract shows their commitment to what we have developed thus far," Steve Williams, chief executive officer of Intellicheck Mobilisa said.
"Security at our ports is a critical component for homeland defense and our buoys provide a considerable amount of data to the U.S. Navy and (the Department of Homeland Security) to protect us from environmental and enemy threats.
"The technology that we have developed for the buoy is world-class and we are working to transition the program from R&D to commercialization this year."