SAN DIEGO, CALIF., Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LRAD Corporation (Nasdaq:LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), today announced that an LRAD system is aboard an Australian guided missile frigate deploying to the Middle East. The deployment of the HMAS Melbourne is part of Australia's defense force contribution to the international coalition against terrorism. "The October 2000 attack on the USS Cole exposed the vulnerability of naval ships operating near ports and littoral zones in potentially dangerous areas," remarked Tom Brown, president and CEO of LRAD Corporation. "This lethal incident was the impetus for creating our proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device® and using highly intelligible long range communication to create large standoff zones, unequivocally determine the intent of approaching boats not responding to radio calls and, if necessary, provide security personnel time and distance to scale their use of force." Featuring extended frequency range and unprecedented clarity, LRAD systems broadcast hails, commands and warnings to potential vessel threats over distances of 3 kilometers and beyond in maritime security applications. Built to meet stringent U.S. Navy requirements, LRAD systems are fully operational in extreme weather and harsh marine conditions. Brown concluded, "Increasing installations on naval and coast guard vessels around the world have established LRAD as a vital maritime security capability that can help prevent deadly terrorist attacks and accidental shooting incidents." For more information on the deployment of the HMAS Melbourne go to: About LRAD Corporation LRAD Corporation is using long range communication to peacefully resolve uncertain situations and save lives on both sides of its proprietary Long Range Acoustic Device®. LRAD® systems are in service in more than 60 countries around the world in diverse applications including fixed and mobile military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, emergency warning and mass notification, asset protection, and wildlife preservation and control. For more information about the Company and its LRAD systems, please visit Forward-looking Statements: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We base these statements on particular assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience, the stage of product and market development as well as our perception of historical trends, current market conditions, current economic data, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on information and management's expectations as of the date hereof. Future results may differ materially from our current expectations. For more information regarding other potential risks and uncertainties, see the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. LRAD Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated.  
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