Zodiac Debuts Bulletproof System For Inflatable CRRC

Thursday, August 01, 2002
Zodiac last month unveiled Armorflate (patent pending), a system it is touting as the world's first bullet-resistant system for Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC). The innovative product, undoubtedly created to fulfill the burgeoning need for combat and security craft in the wake of previous terrorist attacks, was unvelied at the 2002 Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC), held at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, in Norfolk, Va. The inflatable Armorflate system made its debut on the Zodiac F470 CRRC inflatable boat, which has a long history of military and special forces operation. The Armorflate system is available with either soft or hard armor protection, made from a bulletproof material provided by Simula, Inc. "This inflatable bulletproof system will revolutionize the way combat and security missions are conducted on the water," said Rick Scriven, vice president of Zodiac Professional Products. "Armorflate provides troops with dramatically increased levels of safety in close combat situations." The soft armor package can be folded and stored in minimal space and, when needed, can be inflated rapidly (in about 40 seconds) to provide armor protection for CRRC occupants and the boat's inflatable tubes. Hard panels can be inserted in pockets on the inflated soft armor panels to provide upgraded protection. Armor panels provide protection to occupants from the waterline to approximately 18-in. (460 mm) above the rubber buoyancy tube of the boat. "Simula is extremely excited to be working with Zodiac, the market leader in inflatable watercraft used by military organizations worldwide," said Brad Forest, president and CEO of Simula, Inc. "We believe that the Armorflate system is going to significantly expand Zodiac's product offering by giving their customers a dramatic increase in survivability for a wide range of applications."

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

The Next Generation of Hull Performance Management

Hull performance monitoring solutions can offer significant fuel savings potential, a fact that is prompting growing interest from the maritime industry. To spur

Honda Marine on Display at Miami Boat Show

Honda Marine is set to market its complete range of outboard marine four-stroke engines at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show, February 11-15, 2016.   At this year’s show,

GTT, DSME Partner for NO96 Max Development

GTT signs a cooperation agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering aiming at the industrialization of its NO96 Max technology   GTT, a designer of

Maritime Safety

No Need to Change Tug Workers’ Hours -Study

The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, hailed a study conducted for the Transportation

USCG to Inspect Storm-damaged Anthem of the Seas

The storm-damaged Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is scheduled to return to New York Harbor Wednesday evening where it will be met by a team of inspectors from U.

Tampa Bay Pilots Suspend Operations

Gale force winds and high sea conditions offshore making it unsafe for pilots to board have led the Tampa Bay Pilots to suspend all inbound and outbound vessel traffic as of about 5:20 a.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0709 sec (14 req/sec)