The UK Ministry of Defence has selected world-class Ultrasonic Antifouling technology to help maintain the performance of its LCVP MKIV landing craft.
Ultrasonic Antifouling – the world’s leading brand of electronic antifouling technology – has been chosen as an MoD supplier after a series of successful maritime tests.
Ultrasonic Antifouling uses electronic sound pulses to inhibit barnacle and algae growth on the underside of boats – maintaining maximum hull speeds and significantly cutting their fuel and maintenance costs.
Three LCVP MKIV landing craft were each fitted with three transducers, protecting not just their hulls but also their sizeable stern gear.
Earlier this year, the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service also installed Ultrasonic Antifouling technology on one of its vessels tasked to patrol the coast off the country’s Northern Territory.
Ultrasonic Antifouling Ltd Director David Sothcott said: “We are very pleased that these organisations are using our products and have gained such success from them.”