JMS Selects Integrator for GHOST

press release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
GHOST: a high-speed attack craft specifically designed to protect vital waterways.

Keeping the Straits of Hormuz Open: New Weapons System to Counter Swarm Attacks.
 

Juliet Marine Systems, Inc., (JMS), a privately funded company, has announced plans to select a weapons integrator for its revolutionary new product, GHOST. GHOST is a high-speed attack craft specifically designed to protect vital waterways like the Straits of Hormuz and to counter threats such as piracy, which is increasing in many areas of the world. GHOST has been compared to an attack helicopter on the water. It uses supercavitation technology and high-performance jet engines to achieve hull friction reduction and high speed. Its large fuel capacity allows for long duration missions and its heavy weapons payload capacity ensures it can be weaponized to meet any threat.

 

JMS continues to focus on fleet security and has been studying the problem of how to counter swarm attacks for several years. Research indicates future conflicts will happen in strategic littoral waters, requiring naval forces to operate close to shore. Most navies operating in these regions have deployed large ships that are not weaponized or agile enough to protect against swarms of high-speed boats. The GHOST's unique combination of speed, maneuverability, endurance and payload provide the key ingredients for an outer layer of fleet defense that would engage potential swarming adversaries before they reach their effective attack range.

 

Deployed, GHOST would have the capability to conduct long duration patrols and missions. Two squadrons of GHOSTs operating from Bahrain or Djibouti would effectively provide protection to the destroyers or cruisers operating within the littoral region. JMS President and CEO Gregory Sancoff stated, "No country would be able to keep Iran from closing the Straits of Hormuz without conflict with Iran's small high-speed boats. These swarm attacks are the Navy's equivalent of the IED. GHOST is the counter-IED solution to this hit and run attack weapon."

 

JMS is currently in discussions with defense companies to implement an off-the-shelf weapons solution. Sancoff says, "We do not have to reinvent the wheel; there are several systems today that would provide ample power and fit the mission characteristics." The GHOST is designed to conceal all weapons in enclosed weapons bays. This feature provides for an improved radar cross section, reducing GHOST's radar signature significantly and allowing GHOST to carry the most sophisticated weapons available today.

 

JMS plans to seek ITAR approval of international partners to support deployment of GHOSTs. Iran's threat to close the Straits of Hormuz, an area critical for international navigation, is of great concern.  Sancoff says, "GHOST would be a very important and cost effective security tool to exert a constant presence in this troubled region."

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Tony Abbott Guarantees Submarine Jobs

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has assured South Australians there will be more submarine jobs here even if he won’t commit to having a new fleet of vessels built there,

Russian Submarines in Alaska?

Russia is expected to finish the construction of a submarine base on the Kamchatka Peninsula by the end of October.   "Upgrades to the Russian Navy’s ballistic

GAIL to Offer Sops for Foreign Shipbuilders

GAIL India will offer foreign shipbuilders five years to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in India, double the time allowed to deliver ships from their home shipyards,

Navy

Russian Submarines in Alaska?

Russia is expected to finish the construction of a submarine base on the Kamchatka Peninsula by the end of October.   "Upgrades to the Russian Navy’s ballistic

Buoys in Disputed Waters Roil South China Sea Dispute

Buoys stretched "as far as eye could see" - Philippine sailor. The Philippine navy recently found a large steel marker bearing Chinese inscriptions and hundreds

MTU Powers RSN Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel

MTU to power eight Republic of Singapore Navy’s new patrol vessels. Employees and guests, including senior representatives from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Ministry of Defence,

Maritime Security

Maersk Sells Its Stake in ESVAGT

Danish conglomerate A.P Moller-Maersk said Tuesday two international infrastructure investors have agreed to buy 100% of the Danish company ESVAGT from Maersk Group and ESE-Holding A/S.

Tony Abbott Guarantees Submarine Jobs

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has assured South Australians there will be more submarine jobs here even if he won’t commit to having a new fleet of vessels built there,

Russian Submarines in Alaska?

Russia is expected to finish the construction of a submarine base on the Kamchatka Peninsula by the end of October.   "Upgrades to the Russian Navy’s ballistic

Eye on the Navy

Buoys in Disputed Waters Roil South China Sea Dispute

Buoys stretched "as far as eye could see" - Philippine sailor. The Philippine navy recently found a large steel marker bearing Chinese inscriptions and hundreds

MTU Powers RSN Navy's Littoral Mission Vessel

MTU to power eight Republic of Singapore Navy’s new patrol vessels. Employees and guests, including senior representatives from the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Ministry of Defence,

ST Marine Launches First LMV for RSN

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Launching ceremony for the first

People in the News

Tony Abbott Guarantees Submarine Jobs

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has assured South Australians there will be more submarine jobs here even if he won’t commit to having a new fleet of vessels built there,

Buoys in Disputed Waters Roil South China Sea Dispute

Buoys stretched "as far as eye could see" - Philippine sailor. The Philippine navy recently found a large steel marker bearing Chinese inscriptions and hundreds

K&L Gates Welcomes Martinko

The Washington D.C., office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has welcomed Stephen Martinko as a government affairs counselor in the public policy and law practice.

Software Solutions

Proforma DAs on the Go

DA-Desk has launched a new service under its PortSpend ManagementTM solution, the Proforma Disbursement Account (PDA) Approval Mobile App. The mobile app is available

AVEVA, DNV GL's Sesam Integration Cuts Cost

Integration of Aveva and DNV GL's Sesam Reduces Costs in Maritime and Offshore Engineering. Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save

NAPA Streamlines Compliance with Class Design Rules

NAPA Steel and NAPA Designer updated to reduce man-hours and duplication associated with new Common Structural Rules BC&OT   Global maritime software, services

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 4.6966 sec (0 req/sec)