Published January 24, 2023
Active Safety System Technologies Inc. (ASST) a subsidiary of UK-based Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems Ltd. (ABBS) is proud to Introduce its amazing safety systems to protect US soldiers/citizens from IEDs/eVTOL crashes
ABBS has developed highly advanced patented systems which prevent injuries to the occupants of armoured vehicles hit by mines or IEDs. There are three main systems but the most important one uses very powerful, fast-acting Linear Rocket Motors (a novel patented design) to counteract the lifting forces acting on the vehicle trying to rapidly accelerate it into the air.
If rapid acceleration is allowed to occur it can end the lives of the occupants by spinal compression, neck and head injuries and aortic rupture even if the vehicle is not penetrated. This is the simply known as the Armored Vehicle Protection Systems built on ABBS’s exceptionally powerful VGAM™ (Vehicle Global Acceleration Mitigation) system for counteracting mine/IED explosions.
The system has been tested in the UK and by the US Army and it worked perfectly in both cases. ”We are now working closely with the US Army and a related $5m four-year R&D proposal has very recently been submitted for further work on preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries which occur in armoured vehicle blast scenarios even if the vehicle is not penetrated” said CEO of ASST, Roger Sloman.
Active Safety System Technologies’ eVTOL Safety Systems designed to prevent crashes are equally important in the longer term. Simplified for the layman, eVTOL stands for “electric vertical takeoff and landing.” It refers to aircraft that are designed to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter, but are powered by electricity rather than a fossil fuel.
The “Safety System” for an eVTOL aircraft would refer to the various systems and measures that are put in place to ensure the safe operation of the aircraft. This could include things like redundant power systems, sensors and alarms to detect and prevent potential failures, and robust design and construction to withstand the stresses of flight. ASST offers crash prevention systems that operate automatically and provide a safe controlled landing when everything else fails.
Whilst one system is clearly defence-related and the other serves the aerospace market both of these safety systems are built around different versions of the same SAFE/ARM and sensor control/initiation technology and powerful rocket motors as core elements of both systems.
Inventor and serial entrepreneur, Roger Sloman—who introduced carbon fibre to F1 motor racing in 1975—is the Chief Executive Officer of ASST. Roger Sloman has dedicated 13 years and invested over $2.6M in finding a solution to the devastating injuries and fatalities caused by IEDs and land mines in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2008, he identified a potential solution and in 2013, realized that the same technology could also be used to improve safety in helicopters and eVTOLs using rocket motors.
Roger’s 2-man team members include Brigadier (Ret’d) Ian Cameron-Mowat, a former Head of Force Protection for the UK Ministry of Defence and Don Szkubiel who has over 30 years working with the US Department of Defense. Both distinguished gentlemen hold the positions of Chairman and Chief Operating Officer respectively at ASST.