Ocean Power Technologies said it recently was selected for a $529,025 procurement by Amentum Services to assist in providing the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center with land, air, space, and port & coastal surveillance services in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate.
OPT will provide scientific hardware delivery, training, integration services and associated training in support of a PB3 PowerBuoy equipped with OPT’s proprietary Maritime Domain Awareness solution for DHS S&T Port and Coastal Surveillance projects. The P&CS project seeks to identify and integrate sensors and systems and share data suitable for the full spectrum of maritime operations. The Maritime Domain Awareness solution is deployed in support of security efforts to detect illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, dark vessels and human/drug trafficking in operation 24/7/365.
“We at OPT are proud to support DHS’ mission to help secure the nation’s coastlines,” Philipp Stratmann, CEO and president of OPT, stated. “Ocean security is national security. We believe OPT’s systems are well-suited for long-term maritime domain awareness deployments and have little to no adverse impact on the environment. DHS has thousands of miles of coastline to protect, and needs to develop detailed, sustainable information sources to execute on its mission to protect our country. Along with our partner, Amentum, we look forward to delivering new technology to DHS to help it achieve these goals.”