New Homeland Security Tech Exhibit

New Homeland Security Tech Exhibit The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial formally opened its newest exhibit – a Homeland Security Technology exhibit – as part of its Veterans’ Day activities on Thursday. The new Homeland Security Technology exhibit, developed in a partnership with Lockheed Martin and the Battleship New Jersey Museum Historical Society, will support development of technologies used to secure the nation’s ports and waterways. This exhibit is located within the Battleship’s Museum Area on the Main Deck Portside.

“Today we are here to pay tribute to veterans throughout our great nation and specifically the 55,000 Americans who served on the USS New Jersey,” said Troy M. Collins, CEO and President of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial. “It’s also fitting that today, as we honor those who have and continue to defend our great nation, we also unveil the Battleship’s newest exhibit and the future defense of our ports and waterways – the Homeland Security Technology exhibit.”

Mr. Edward O. Baldwin, a spokesman for Lockheed Martin, described the new exhibit as the latest technology for detecting a threat to our nation’s harbors. “We are pleased to display technology that will be used to defend our shores. Guests touring the Battleship will get a first-hand look at some of the newest products available for homeland defense by Lockheed Martin.”

Baldwin added that among the technology on display in the new exhibit space is the Minesniper – a submersive devise used to locate and send back video of foreign objects within harbors and other waterways.

The Veterans’ Day ceremony on the Battleship was concluded with Vince Falso, President of the Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society, based in Bergen County, NJ, who thanked the members of the Historical Museum Society, the volunteers and staff of the Battleship and veterans everywhere for defending our nation.

“Most of the members of the Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society are veterans of the armed forces,” commented Falso. “And to be able to honor the services of all veterans from the deck of our nation’s most decorated battleship - the New Jersey - is a fitting way to remember all the brave Americans who sacrificed so much for this great country.”

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial offers several tours for adults and children. These include the Firepower Tour, which offers a unique and close-up look at the Battleship’s weapons; Docent-assisted tours, which feature the 16-inch gun turrets, the bridge, wardroom, crew’s berthing area; and Self-Guided tours, which allow guests to view the Battleship at their own pace. Ride into History on the new 4D Flight Simulator Ride. Located across the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the City of Philadelphia, tours of the Battleship take place daily beginning at 9 am with the last tour departing at 3 pm. For more information, call 856-966-1652 or visit the Battleship at www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

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