Crowd Control System
The Crowd Control System is a vehicle-mounted extendable barrier system. The barrier forms a protective shield for law enforcement operations and is also capable of light obstacle clearance.
Constructed from high-strength steel, the Crowd Control System panels feature LEXGUARD polycarbonate armour, which has a ballistic material rating of “A” (0.38 handgun) and a WMFL level 2 (60 minutes sustained physical attack).
When fully extended by the hydraulic system the two outer wing panels incorporate a safety ‘break back’ mechanism. This prevents excessive force being applied by the barrier when the vehicle advances and also relieves excessive crowd pressure when the vehicle is stationary.
The barrier has a limited obstacle clearance capability and can also be used as a bumper to move other vehicles.
- Maximum protection mode in which all the crew look through periscopes and are as low as possible.
- Maximum vision mode in which the crew look through bullet-proof glass windows from a higher vantage point.
- The existing driver controls and monitors remain in place so that the vehicle can still be driven normally
- Protected to STANAG 4569
To protect the crew from mine blasts at the front of the vehicle during operations, the vehicle controls can also be operated from within the crew compartment.
The existing driver controls and monitors remain in place so that the vehicle can still be driven normally. Operation from the crew compartment is by secondary actuation of the main driver controls. This minimises the modifications required to the chassis; maintains a familiar driving environment for use in peacetime, reduces training and provides a proven backup to the secondary operator stations.
Driving the vehicle from inside the crew compartment allows the vehicle and engineer equipment controls to be integrated together, shared between the operator and commander and tailored to suit each specific operation.
The crew compartment assembly fits into the chassis after the turret has been removed. It is secured in place using the turret slew ring bolts forming a fully armoured NBC sealed compartment. Only minor changes are required to the chassis to adapt it to fit the crew compartment.
The crew compartment consists of two major components, the crew compartment cabin and the crew compartment casement. Hydraulic cylinders, external to the crew compartment but internal to the vehicle hull, lift and lower the casement and cabin to change between maximum protection and maximum vision modes.
The hydraulic cylinders are driven from the same electro-hydraulic power pack that controls the high lift adaptor. Both the driver and commander can control the crew compartment.