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20 April 2016

First anti-piracy contract win for e2v’s engine stopping technology, RF Safe-StopTM

e2v, a leading global provider of innovative technology for high-performance systems and equipment, has won its first contract to supply RF Safe-StopTM, its engine stopping technology, into the international anti-piracy market.

RF Safe-StopTM, the ultimate in engine deactivation technology, is capable of bringing moving targets across land, sea and air to a controlled stop at a safe distance without collateral damage. The state-of-the-art, non-contact engine jamming system, uses RF power to direct narrow band engine stopping capabilities.

RF Safe-StopTM is offered as a ‘full’ or newly available ‘lite’ system. The new ‘lite’ product is ideal for lightweight patrol boat applications, with the total system weighing less than 175kg and delivering an average stopping range in excess of 50m. The technology will be active in international anti-piracy operations for the first time in 2016.

Andy Wood, Novel Solutions Manager in RF Power at e2v, comments, “We work closely with our partners and customers on innovative RF power technology solutions that improve safety and security measures globally. Anti-piracy is a new market for RF Safe-StopTM that builds on our success in applications such as counter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), armoured vehicles, patrol boats and fixed asset protection. Future applications for this emerging technology could extend to reducing fatality rates in high speed police chases by safely stopping the offending vehicle without collateral damage.”

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Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect people’s lives. Delivering innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, e2v leads developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment. e2v employs approximately 1750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GB225M as at 31 March 2015 and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information