DSEi News: NP Aerospace Introduces Scimitar Biometric and GPS tracking for Bomb Disposal Operators
NP Aerospace, manufacturer of the 4030 ELITE Bomb Disposal Suit, has joined forces with CRF-I Limited to offer Scimitar technology for real-time EOD operator management and tracking.
The Scimitar system being showcased for the first time at an international tradeshow at DSEI in London, provides EOD teams with a greater understanding of what EOD operators are experiencing in real time via live audio, video, measurement of their physical wellbeing and GPS location.
The technology was driven by a global military requirement and uses the latest mesh radio and sensor data to capture on one screen biometric data including Heart Rate (bpm) Respiratory Rate (rpm), Body Temperature (°c) And Physical Strain Index (PSI), whilst tracking the operator’s GPS location. It has been developed initially for EOD but has application beyond this into tactical / first responder teams and CBRN environments.
NP Aerospace has joined forces with CRFI-Ltd as part of its strategy to expand the range of integrated technologies available with its newly launched 4030 ELITE Bomb Disposal Suit which is certified to the National Institute of Justice NIJ 0117.01 public safety standard.
Grant Findlay, Business Development Manager, CRFI-I said: “The Scimitar Tactical Kit was developed in response to a requirement from a large defence organisation wanting to reduce injuries and loss of life amongst EOD operators. Using technology to measure the operator’s human tolerances and physical stress in a training or live environment enables the EOD base operator to understand any associated mental stress and impact on performance. They can effectively step in and change the course of action and ultimately protect operators from harm. We see this having a significant advantage in both the defence and security space.”
Doug Stewart, Business Director, NP Aerospace, commented: “Since launching our new NIJ certified 4030 ELITE bomb disposal suit, we are seeing an increasing number of requirements for advanced situational awareness. The Scimitar technology is unique in that it measures critical biometric data in real time whilst providing post incident analysis for EOD teams to improve overall safety and performance. As an armour manufacturer our job is to save lives. By integrating our core products with advanced, safety enhancing technologies, we can provide the highest level of protection for defence and security personnel.”
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