The New Age of Terrorism, Using an Old Platform
Cody Warner | July 22, 2015
In an age where the biggest warfare threat to society is terrorism, anti-terrorism is the focus of our National Defense efforts. The transportation networks seem to be the means through which terrorists perform their attacks, due to high population density and their ability to maneuver their weapon. When you review acts of terrorism such as 9/11 or the London Subway bombings in 2005 (CNN 2015), the main target is transportation.
Anti-terrorist efforts are extremely diligent in Airports, for good reason, as well as in bus and subway stations. What about the oldest form of international travel?
Shipping Ports are not often thought of being a major target for anything because they are not thought of as being as important to the economy as air travel. Ports and ships are still a very important part of the global economy, over 1.3 Trillion USD is handled at US ports in a year (Pearl 2014). That's an average of 2,500,000 USD a minute.
It would not take long for shelves to empty and citizens to struggle to be provided for if major seaports were to shut down. It is the key to cost effective international trade, especially between manufacturers and their assembly or retail counterparts.
So how do we keep them safe? Using various scanning radars, sonars and surveillance techniques. The most likely threat is below the water's surface, the hull of a ship is a great hiding place for bombs, weapons and contraband because they are not inspected regularly or thoroughly enough due to the difficulty of having eyes underwater.
That is until Deep Trekker's ROVs were developed. Having eyes underwater in seconds while keeping the cost savvy ports' budgets in tact is the best underwater defense against terrorism. Request a quote for your defense today!
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