HMS Pembroke demonstrates water-borne counter-terrorism measures at NAVDEX 2011

 

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IDEX 2011
International Defence Exhibition & Conference
Abu Dhabi
, United Arab Emirates
20 - 24 February 2011
 
Counter-Terrorism demonstration at NAVDEX 2011
 

Monday, 21 February 2011, 06:57 PM

 
HMS Pembroke demonstrates water-borne counter-terrorism measures at NAVDEX 2011.
 
 
Royal Navy ship HMS Pembroke is working with UK companies at Abu Dhabi's NAVDEX to provide a live demonstration of a range of techniques designed to counter the threat from terrorists at sea.
     
Royal Navy ship HMS Pembroke is working with UK companies at Abu Dhabi's NAVDEX to provide a live demonstration of a range of techniques designed to counter the threat from terrorists at sea.
HMS Pembroke crew demonstrates water-borne counter-terrorism measures at NAVDEX 2011
     

During a 15 minute scenario, visitors will see measures to detect and deter attacks from underwater swimmers and fast boats. A suspect boat is seen acting suspiciously in the vicinity of the ship. Simultaneously HMS Pembroke's crew is alerted to the presence of an underwater attacker by the use of a diver-detection sonar. The diver is called using an underwater communications system and ordered to come to the surface. The fast boat tries to make an attack on the ship but is stopped by a protective boom and is then boarded by a specialist team from HMS Pembroke who arrest the crew after identifying them using sophisticated biometric data-capture techniques.

The commanding officer of HMS Pembroke, Lieutenant Commander Angus Essenhigh said,"It is a great privilege to be here at NAVDEX supporting UK industry and demonstrating the world-beating technologies available from the UK defence sector. I hope visitors to HMS Pembroke will enjoy the live demonstration which brings together equipment from various UK businesses and the expertise of my ship's company.

"The ship has been made to feel very welcome by everyone we have met and we are grateful for the invitation to attend this remarkable exhibition."

HMS Pembroke is one of four UK Mine Countermeasure vessels currently operating in the Arabian Gulf. She is a Sandown class minehunter and was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 2000. She has a ship's company of 40.

 

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