Kinetics established in 1985, is a world-leader in the area of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems / environmental control systems (ECS), individual crew and equipment cooling systems (ICECS), NBC / CBRN protection, life support systems (LSS), auxiliary power units (APU) and military and airborne hydraulic systems.

Kinetics develops, qualifies, produces and fields systems and components for a wide range of tracked and wheeled armored vehicles as well as for many other stationary and airborne military platforms. These include main battle tanks (MBT), self propelled howitzers (SPH), armored / infantry fighting vehicles (AFV / IFV), armored personnel carriers (APC), mine resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAP), tactical and tactical support vehicles (TV / TSV), utility and utility support vehicles (UV / USV), rocket launchers, shelters, tents, helicopters and aircraft.

HVAC systems and ICECS

Kinetics’ HVACs systems and ICECS are heavy duty systems for operations in extreme temperatures, combined with high humidity and heavy dust conditions. HVAC / ICECS are provided as stand-alone systems or integrated within a comprehensive life support system (LSS) that can include also NBC / CBRN protection and detection, auxiliary power unit (APU) and automatic fire suppression system (AFSS).

Cabin environmental control units

Kinetics’ HVACs keep the cabin conditions comfortable under the most extreme environmental conditions as defined in NATO STANAG 2895 (or equivalent standards). This maintenance free system also provides dust free fresh air to the cabin as required per military standards.

The HVAC Systems for AFV & MRAP provide excellent cooling, heating and ventilation at most extreme temperatures, humidity and dust conditions.
Individual crew & equipment cooling system (ICECS) provides crew cooling using Air-Cooled Fire Resistant & NBC Protected Overalls (demonstrated) and Air-Cooled Vests.
Life Support Systems (LSS) for MRAP & AFV provide Heating Ventilation & Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and NBC/CBRN Protection & Detection.
Life Support Systems + Auxiliary Power Unit (LSS-APU) for MRAP & AFV provide Self Propelled Heating Ventilation & Air-Conditioning (HVAC), NBC/CBRN Protection & Detection and Auxiliary Power for on-board equipment on the vehicle.

The ICECS was developed by Kinetics for the MERKAVA 3 and 4 MBTs. The system has been fielded since 1997 providing crew and equipment cooling for special applications (e.g. MBT, SPH, helicopter, etc). The individual crew cooling is achieved by unique air-cooled vests or NBC / fire resistant overalls.

Cabin cooling systems

The ICECS is an excellent solution in situations where:

  • Power and space for a cabin cooling system is very limited and does not allow sufficient cooling. ICECS offers up to 70% of power saving compared to the conventional cabin cooling
  • The vehicle has to be operated with open hatches / doors making the cabin cooling ineffective

Main features of Kinetics’ HVACs and ICECS include:

  • Advanced Kinetics’ Maintenance Free Dust Removal Technology assures continuous, high performance operation in heavy dust conditions, without a need to frequently clean the barrier filters
  • Self-cleaning heat exchangers remove the residual dust and keep the system’s performance at its maximum during operation in heavy dust conditions
  • Computerized control systems provide flexibility and allows easy updating of operational features in the field
  • Networking with the main vehicle’s computer assures excellent user interface
  • Diagnostics systems for easy maintenance