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European partnership for AMI Group Defence Division

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AMI Group Defence Division (AGDD) has announced the launch of a new product line, following the acquisition of the supply and services capabilities for Sitep Italia. 

AMI Group Defence Division (AGDD) has announced the launch of a new product line, following the acquisition of the supply and services capabilities for Sitep Italia. 

The partnership of these two companies will entail full service and sales support in Australia, New Zealand and approved areas in south-east Asia for the main Sitep product lines, with core markets in information integration, communication and security.


Valdo Lombardi, business development manager at Sitep Italia, said, "Sitep are looking forward to working side by side with the AMI Group for now and into the future."

AGDD sees an increasing requirement for security type devices to detect, monitor and deter security risks without a fatal outcome. The MASS range of products are ideal for this role, with an agile directional, stabilised, tracked, laser and sonic capability, with an application in key operational areas, including: 

  • Border security;
  • Search and rescue operations;
  • Anti-piracy;
  • Law enforcement;
  • Critical infrastructure security; and
  • Port protection.

MASS is currently installed on board the Italian Navy Horizon Class ships, allows long distance (up to 3,000 metres) of extremely loud audio messages with a very narrow beam.


The device has been designed for various purposes from ship self-defence and anti-piracy to rescue and survival operations. The device is equipped with a zoom camera (daylight and/or IR), that allows the operator to follow and record the target actions and with an extremely powerful search light usable to illuminate the target or disturbing it when used in stroboscopic mode.

As further deterrent the unit is equipped with a laser dazzler the function of which is to temporarily blind people on board a non authorised boat approaching the ship too closely.

The system can be fully integrated with the Combat Management System and with existing Security Control Stations. For vessels with more room and a higher requirement, or where more acoustic power is required, MASS CS-424 takes over where the LW MASS CS-424 leaves off. 

AMI Group has a multifaceted portfolio of companies including marine sales and equipment service, safety products, electronics manufacture, satellite communications and airtime, navigation charts, and water treatment and purification, for leisure, commercial, defence and offshore marine interests.

Sitep Italia boasts a long tradition of design, development, manufacturing and support of advanced electronic systems for military and commercial applications since 1975. 

European partnership for AMI Group Defence Division
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