The World's First Fully Mine/IED Protected Head of State Vehicle

The Effect of a Deep Buried Mine

Probably 40 to 50 tons of asphalt and ground moved to lift vehicle?


Can we counteract this level of impulse?


What if we add 500 tons effective weight to the vehicle with eight of the current small 7kNs motors?


Or 800 tons with six 15kNs motors?

Integrated ABBS Countermeasure Systems

VGAM™ (Vehicle Global Acceleration Mitigation) system firing to keep a 4.5 tonne Vehicle Test Rig on the ground over a 6kg TNT-equivalent blast.


Automatic, adjustable response system measures mine blast strength and responds accordingly.


Two lightweight (45kg) Linear Rocket Motors (LRM's™) to overmatch mine blast.


VAFS™ effectors (Vehicle Active Floor System) onto false floor.


CRBP™ - Composite Reinforced Belly Plate to maintain cabin and floor integrity.

A suite of active and passive systems to fully protect

the occupants of a vehicle hit by a mine or IED

1. VGAM™ - Vehicle Global Acceleration Mitigation

The VGAM™ system can be easily retrofitted to existing designs to eliminate the acceleration threat to the occupants. The system can be applied to any size vehicle, and is especially useful for light vehicles which are most susceptible to Global Acceleration. The lightweight, low profile Linear Rocket Motors (LRM™) which provide required downforce are easily fitted to any vehicle.

2. VAFS™ - Vehicle Active Floor and Seats.

The VAFS™ system very rapidly removes the vehicle floor from below the occupant’s feet after the mine has exploded, so that the violent floor acceleration effects resulting from the shockwave impacting the vehicle cannot connect and cause serious lower limb fractures. Injuries due to these Floor Shock effects are thus eliminated. Active elements in the seats also help in preventing injuries.

3. Passive Belly Plate System

A novel composite reinforced design minimises deformation of the belly plate, giving several major advantages:-

  • The space between the top of the belly plate and the vehicle floor can be greatly reduced, which can reduce the overall height of the vehicle with benefits to vehicle stability, lower weight, and increased internal volume.
  • The impulse transferred to the vehicle is greatly reduced because the gas and ejecta from the mine is not trapped in a seriously deformed belly plate, and can flow off the flat belly plate much faster.

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