More Acoustic Hailing Devices For CB90s

Ultra Electronics Hyperspike HS-14 acoustic hailing device.

SHAH ALAM: Last April, Malaysian Defence wrote that hat Markas Wilayah Laut 2 (Mawilla 2) based in Sandakan, Sabah has issued three separate quotation notices for the purchase of six acoustic hailing devices for six CB90s fast combat boats.

That report was followed up with another post with the bids for the quotation notices which have not been awarded as checks on the Eperolehan website today.

Yesterday, May 18, the RMN Eastern Command based at the Kota Kinabalu naval base issued three separate quotation notices for six hailing devices for six CB90s. The CB90s are likely the ones based the KK naval base. The CB90s are identified as CB201 and CB202; CB203 and CB204; and CB205 and CB2011.

The specifications in the public portion of the quotation notices are limited with all of them stating that the hailing devices must be meet the requirements of the RMN. Unfortunately, the specifications list, also mentioned the acoustic hailing device being sought is the Hyperspark HS-14. It must be noted that in the Eperolehan notices, the acoustic hailing device is wrongly spelled as Healing Device. (see below)

A screenshot of the specifications for the acoustic hailing device which identify the product being sought. Note the spelling for the hailing device is healing device. Malaysian Defence

A Google search showed that the Hyperspark HS-14 is an acoustic hailing device manufactured by British company, Ultra Electronics. That said the company called the device as HyperSpike HS-14 instead of Hyperspark HS-14. Its website stated:

A picture of the HS-14. HyperSpike is the name which Ultra Electronic called the HS-14 acoustic hailing device.

With an acoustic footprint up to 2000 meters, the HS-14 packs a peak acoustic output of 151 dB to ensure clear and authoritative voice commands are clearly understood. Powerful deterrent tones which enhance military and security personnel’s response capabilities are easily accessible with the built-in high frequency alert tone. Weighing only 37 lbs., the rugged, lightweight carbon fiber reinforced housing is easily transported and withstands extreme maritime and desert environments. An exceptional STI rating of 0.81 out of 1.0 combined with an extended frequency range ensures authoritative voice commands are clearly delivered to the intended target.

CB90 214 being towed into water after completing her routine refit in early March 2023. Note her camouflage scheme. RMN

In the first post on the acoustic hailing device quotation notices, the specifications stated that the device being sought must have a range of 2000 meters, which the HS-14 clearly is capable off. I believed that the latest notice clearly indicated that the HS-14 is the product which has been chosen for the Mawilla 2 CB90s. And clearly that it is the same product that Eastern Command wanted for its CB90s as well.

— Malaysian Defence

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