The primary purpose of the BEAST is to complement and augment the EOD technician when performing remote reconnaissance, access, render safe, "pick up and carry away" (PUCA), and disposal during extremely hazardous explosive ordnance missions. The BEAST is used by EOD personnel at incident sites that are extremely hazardous. Many of these hazards/risks are of unknown nature.
The BEAST is based on a remote controlled Bobcat excavator E331 system and features a tray of tools including:
■ Hydraulic Hammer.
■ CC40 Hydraulic Cutter.
■ Trenching – Bucket.
■ Hydraulic Clamp.
■ ANDROS Hydraulic Manipulator.
6X6 ANDROS WOLVERINE
The Remotec ANDROS Wolverine is the workhorse robot that won’t quit until you do. This heavy-duty, all-terrain robot brings superior strength and manipulator dexterity to your longest, most intense missions.
Andros Robots have more quick connect accessories and tools than any other robot manufacturer. We have developed a vast array of tools and accessories to remotely solve nearly any problem.
■ Dual mobility capability: quick release pneumatic wheels for rapid width reduction and patented articulating track to traverse rough terrain
■ Manipulator arm with 7 degrees of freedom ensuring optimum dexterity
■ JAUS (Joint Architecture for Unmanned System) software operating system
■ Multi-mission tool/sensor mounts with plug and play capabilities
■ Rotation: grip rotation – continuous 360º; torso rotation +/- 90º
■ On screen graphics showing vehicle orientation, feedback from on-board sensors and errors and failures of joints
■ Improved menu system
■ 9 factory position presets and up to 10 user-defined position presets
■ 7 firing circuits
■ New Tac-1 operator control unit with 21cm integrated LCD monitor making it hand portable and user-friendly
Entry Frame, GBF-1VF
Entry Frame, hinged, oval in shape, 1 inch deep loading “V” with run offs to allow tabbed shots on metal walls and/or metal doors. This frame has no metal bolts or fittings. It can utilize the folding pole system designed for this frame or the same prop pole used in the standard entry frame. It has rappel lugs top and bottom to allow for rappelling or lowering the charge onto the selected target using ropes. It has a sliding locking plate that allows
users to lock the frame in the open position, while allowing users to unlock and fold the frame up should it become necessary to remove the frame from the target being breached
The Folding Frame Carry Bag
The Folding Frame Carry Bag (patent pending) has been purpose designed to allow tactical carriage of the folding frame. It has been designed to allow users to load the frame with explosives and carry the loaded frame in a backpack that allows for operational deployment right off an operators back. The carry bag has reinforced webbing straps completely around the bag, providing great strength to the bag. This allows for rappelling or fast roping with the bag on an operators back, without having to worry about the bag tearing or ripping. The handle is made from reinforced webbing, and is extremely rugged. The interior of the bag allows for a loaded frame to be securely strapped into the bag, with the sectional folding prop pole being fastened across the inside of the folded frame. There are two interior pockets lined with ballistic material, to allow users to place detonators or selected initiation systems in the pockets for operations. The bag has two large zippers that meet and lock at the top of the bag, allowing for rapid opening.
GP-1VS main charge compatible explosives for loading:
Sheet Explosive - various widths and thickness, RDX or PETN based
Linear Shaped Charge - 100 gr./ ft. (20 g/ m) to 2200 gr./ ft. (500 g/ m) copper or lead clad
Detonating Cord - 50 gr./ ft. to 500 gr./ ft. (10 g/ m to 110 g/ m)
Extrudable Explosive - RDX based (DEMEX 100) or PETN based (DEXS)
The Gun Port Frame uses the same prop poles as do the standard GBF-1VS frame and the GBF-1VF Folding Frame
GP-1VS breach point dimensions:
HBA Engineering Gun Port frames produce an opening about the size of the frame’s outer dimensions, depending on the target material being penetrated and the explosive load (approximately 16 inches x 16 inches (40 cm x 40 cm).
Entry Frame GBF-1VS
HBA Explosive Entry Frames are specially engineered containers designed to facilitate structure breaching for
hostage rescue, counter-terrorism and special forces operations, through a wide range of target materials and
structural types. HBA Entry Frames may be used against targets such as: cinder block, brick and concrete
walls, as well as solid core wood doors, metal clad fire doors and security doors. It produces an entry hole approximately the same dimensions as the frame. The HBA Large Breaching Frame can use either a standard 2
piece pvc plastic prop pole or the Gryphon folding pole used with the Folding Breaching Frame