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  1. Kinetics
27 May 2009

Kinetics NBC/CBRN Protection and Detection System for Armoured Fighting Vehicles

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

Kinetics develops, qualifies, produces and fields systems and components for a wide range of tracked, wheeled, stationary and airborne military platforms. These include main battle tanks (MBT), self-propelled howitzers (SPH), armoured/infantry fighting vehicles (AFV/IFV), armoured 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.

NBC/CBRN protection

The NBC/CBRN protection system provides ultimate NBC protection in three possible protection modes and ventilation in peacetime:

  • Overpressure protection: crew cabin is pressurised with filtered air.
  • Collective facemask protection: filtered (and optionally conditioned) air is provided to each of the crew NBC facemasks.
  • Hybrid protection: combined overpressure and collective facemasks protection.

NBC/CBRN detection

An optional integrated chemical and radiation detector enables:

  • External and internal detection
  • Audio/visual alarm in case of positive detection
  • Automatic NBC/CBRN protection operation in case of positive detection
  • Indication regarding chemical clogging of the NBC/CBRN filter
  • NBC/CBRN system for rocket launchers and track cabins

The main system features include:

  • NATO AEP-54 qualified system provides extra protection also against toxic industrial compounds (TIC).
  • Enhanced NBC/CBRN filter life is achieved by: filter bypass valve allowing hermetically sealing of the NBC/CBRN filter whenever its usage is not required; high efficiency and maintenance-free inertial dust separator (IPS); disposable integrated dust pre-filter; fresh air de-humidifier.
  • Filter clogging detector alerts whenever the disposable dust pre-filter needs to be replaced.
  • Integrated chemical and radiation detectors offer maximum safety and control.
  • Compatible peacetime/training filter provides extended dust capacity.
  • Adjustable fresh air blower speed is in ventilation mode provides quiet operation and comfort.

Visit Kinetics at DSEI 2009, which takes place from 8 September to 11 September at ExCel, London. The company will be based at the Israel Pavilion, stand 434.

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