HBS Harbour Protection System


PORT PROTECTION using non-lethal means:

Non-lethal response may be advisable,

for instance, when

• de-escalation of a hostile situation is desirable,

• when one is uncertain about hostile intent, or

• when there is a high risk of collateral damage associated with lethal

response (as in confined or busy areas, like ports).


To increase NATO’s ability to protect maritime forces, shipments, and assets against unconventional threats, including terrorism, in ports and harbours.


An open waterside exposes NATO ships and port facilities to attacks by small boats or underwater intruders, facing the risk of attacks by demonstrators or terrorists which have similar intention like the Mumbay (26. Nov. 2008) and London - (07. July 2005) attacks.

Oder - ähnliches Vorgehen beim


 Possible solution:

Developed in cooperation with the national forces to provide non-lethal means for interdicting a wide range of propeller driven vessels.  The  System (HBS) is the less-than-lethal boat stopping solution with a broad range of applications and various modes of deployment.  HBS has evolved to include the ability to interdict both small, high-speed boats, as well as, larger displacement hull vessels.  As can be seen from the pictures, the product offerings for boat stopping include Static HBS Barriers, HBS Payloads which use an Air-thrust Launcher, and Towable or Manually Deployed HBS solutions.

Nachtrag/Info: Bei einem Einsatzszenario wie hier oben (falls NCB / non compliant boarding) kommen feste Boarding - Leiter - Systeme an ihre Grenzen, entweder durch die Aufhängung am oberen Anschlußpunkt oder schwingen wegen Wellengang. Hier ist definitiv eine flexible Aufstiegshilfe ( Vers.Nr. NSN 2090-12-387-5092 ) nötig mit Anschluß oben über Carbonhaken / Haken Last, Vers.Nr.  NSN 4030-12-387-5071


HBS-Details / Funkionsweise: