Military and law enforcement organizations in the United States and elsewhere are acquiring a light armored vehicle that is mounted on a Ford F550 commercial chassis. The Gurkha LAV that provides protection from armor piercing small arms fire and side load improvised explosive devices can be purchased ready for the road or in kit form.
It features a floor that is blast protected and wheel stations that are located away from the crew cabin. Assuming a wheel detonates a mine, the explosive force is directed away from the vehicle, says a spokesman.
The armored sport utility vehicle is produced by Armet Armored Vehicles Ltd. Company officials note that Gurkha benefits from a world-wide spare parts and repair service network.
Movi is server-based video application that is managed by company computer specialists via the Internet. Connections are made by clicking on a link in an email or an address in the Movi directory.
All that is required from the user is a laptop, webcam, microphone and speakers.
Falcon Electric Inc. of Irwindale, Calif., is now offering advanced uninterruptible power supplies for military network infrastructures. The stand alone units can be connected in parallel that provide power ranging from 3kVA to 24kVA.
“We wanted to give our customers a truly scalable solution that is easy to set up and deploy. The FN series UPS models can be quickly paralleled in order to scale up to the desired power level the users require. This way they’re not paying for more power than they need,” says a spokesman.
Battery packs for the units can be hot-swappable and the systems regenerative on-line capability guarantees protection against blackouts, brownouts, surges and transients.
Tennessee is the most recent jurisdiction to acquire Integrated Warehousing Solutions’ Go Kit — a portable warehouse that monitors medical treatment supplies in disaster preparedness situations. The system comes in a custom designed storage container and features a laptop computer with supporting software and wireless devices for recording distribution and patient data.
Also included are printers and a satellite telephone.
A spokesman for the Downers Grove, Ill., company says the mobile warehouse management system can be up and running in as little as 12 minutes.
A fast changing shoot house — called the reconfigurable armored tactical personnel and collective or RATPAC — has been crafted for close combat training for military and law enforcement personnel.
Fabricated by AMEC of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the structure can be quickly altered to “keep training fresh and meet virtually any scenario,” a company spokesman explains. It can be equipped with pop-up targets, closed circuit TV, breaching walls and doors, ventilation, variable lighting and special effects.
Mechanical and electrical controls can be controlled by training instructors through handheld remotes.
The Hermes 900, which debuted at the 2007 Paris Air Show, is a tactical, medium altitude, long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle. Built by Elbit Systems Ltd. of Haifa, Israel, the UAV has a 15-meter wingspan and is designed to handle multiple payload configurations.
The all-weather platform is steered by the company’s universal ground control system, which can simultaneously control two UAVs via a single operator. The Hermes 900 is equipped with an independent auto takeoff and landing system.
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