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Posted: 10/15/2004 3:48:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 3:49:52 PM EST by vito113]
I thought I would post this info in a new thread as it obviously is an issue the number of US servicemen getting killed by IED's.

Now it seems that the DoD is spending a lot of money on 'research projects' like UCAVS and other hi-tec ideas to fix the problem… but it is a problem that has already been 'fixed'.

The neccessary equpment is already combat proven and available off the shelf…it's British and available for sale to friendly countries. I know the US has some similar equipmnt, but the British gear has had 30 years of development behind it… and that counts for a lot in the EOD game.

"The Allen ECM Shield™ is a modular jamming system developed to counter the threat from Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) terrorist attack. The Allen ECM Shield™ uses sophisticated RF technology to transmit a powerful ‘jamming’ signal that inhibits an RCIED control signal that may be used to detonate a device.

As the worldwide terrorist threat continues to become ever more sophisticated, security forces and law enforcement agencies must maintain operational capability through more capable hardware and advanced training. The design of the Allen ECM Shield™ makes it a very powerful and effective tool, yet retains user-friendly operation and cost-effectiveness.

Threat
The modern terrorist threat presents an increased risk of RCIED detonation from several common RF devices in everyday use. Of these types of equipment, radio control devices, mobile telephones and electronic pagers are the most prolific. Accordingly the ECM Shield™ system capability is directed at the specific threats posed by these 3 items when used for terrorist purposes. The Allen ECM Shield™ is configured as a modular jamming system that allows the end-user to select protection against any or all of the above devices.

Deployment
The Allen ECM Shield™ can be configured in either a vehicle-mounted and powered format or man portable format for use in either an EOD role or in a force protection scenario.

Allen ECM Shield™ jamming provides protection to VIPs in transit, military convoys, sensitive venues and high value fixed installations. By effectively emitting a protective shield of electro-magnetic radiation the target is significantly ‘hardened’ to terrorist attack.

Technical data is available to government bodies and qualified individuals upon request.




www.security.pwallen.co.uk/Catalogue/IE/451/62142.html#

Just get the DoD to write to…

PW Allen & Company Limited, Allen House, Alexandra Way, Ashchurch Business Centre, Tewkesbury, GL20 8TD, UK.
Sales Enquiries Tel: +44 1684 851111

…or ask your Congressman why the DoD ain't!

ANdy
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 3:50:38 PM EST
army already has RF jammers but once again limited availability you just cant buy the best of everything at the same time
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:12:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 4:13:00 PM EST by vito113]

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
army already has RF jammers but once again limited availability you just cant buy the best of everything at the same time



Yes they do 'Warlock Green'… not exactly the best (very short range) and they only contracted for 132 of them for delivery this June onwards… and the contract to develop it was awarded AFTER 300 servicemen had already been killed buy IED's… that makes sense when the equipment has been available elswhere (UK/Israel) for years.

Andy
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:16:10 PM EST
Spend the cash, our troops deserve the best.
Just cut out all of the bullshit pork projects congress votes themselves and that would pay for the whole damn war and then some.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:17:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Spend the cash, our troops deserve the best.
Just cut out all of the bullshit pork projects congress votes themselves and that would pay for the whole damn war and then some.



+1
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:21:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
army already has RF jammers but once again limited availability you just cant buy the best of everything at the same time



Yes they do 'Warlock Green'… not exactly the best (very short range) and they only contracted for 132 of them for delivery this June onwards… and the contract to develop it was awarded AFTER 300 servicemen had already been killed buy IED's… that makes sense when the equipment has been available elswhere (UK/Israel) for years.

Andy



I dunno what it was but I used one last year. but it was about the size of the old sincgars and had and external magnetic mount antenna kinda like a cheap CB antenna
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:24:53 PM EST
Hey, anyone else see a good XM8 in one of those? Or should I say see a doohickey in an XM8...


Either way, I think we can keep our M16's and get more jammer doodads....
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:27:29 PM EST
problem is not all IED are RF activated
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 4:42:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
problem is not all IED are RF activated



But an aweful lot are… probably 90% currently, the system does work… that's why they have to use suicide bombers in and around the green zone… lots of jammers.

Remember, not all fatal gunshots are to the chest, but we still issue everyone with a bullet proof vest just in case.

Andy
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