Port Townsend Company Receives Navy Grant for Security Buoys

By Rachel Pritchett
Intellicheck Mobilisa has received a $4.5 million contract from the Navy to continue work on development of high-tech buoys in north Puget Sound.
The Port Townsend company that specializes in wireless security systems has been working on a series of security buoys that can provide a high-capacity communications network grid to monitor marine environments for environmental and homeland-security purposes, including measuring water quality and detecting oil spills and dirty bombs.
Intellicheck Mobilisa began pilot testing the security buoys in 2008 with the help of the U.S. Department of Defense and the University of Washington. The system currently is set up in the north Puget Sound.
The additional money will buy more buoys and enlarge their capacity to find potential dirty bombs.
“The wireless security buoys project has been recognized by the Department of Defense as a vital source for waterway and port security and environmental monitoring,” said Nelson Ludlow, chief executive officer of Intellicheck Mobilisa. “This additional funding allows us to continue building on our already proven technology, and to expand our research and development efforts.”

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