AUSA 2015 Washington: SCOTT Patriot 5510 and Blueforce Tactical on Display for Advanced CBRN Mitigation and Defeat
Nothing is more frightening than asymmetric threats that involve the use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents by non-nation state actors. Deployed tactical teams are increasingly being exposed to CBRN threats, including terrorist attacks with non-conventional means and where threats involve large quantities of toxic industrial chemicals, all posing severe hazards to deployed forces. A lack of warning and reaction time is a prime characteristic of this type of scenario and can be deadly for the responders concerned, even with the most advanced CBRN detection and warning capabilities. Tactical gear must allow for rapid field adaptation as there simply is no time to swap out gear based on a changing operational environment.
The next generation of advanced respiratory protection and life support is here NOW and on display at the AUSA Conference the week in Washington DC. Blueforce is proud to partner with Scott Safety and Wilcox Industries to demonstrate the SCOTT Patriot 5510 at AUSA. Held every October in Washington D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums in the world. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings. The three day event also includes over 500 industry and military exhibits occupying over 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Presentations on the state of the Army and related defense subjects are given by the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and other senior Army and Department of Defense representatives.
The SCOTT Patriot 5510 is the world’s first “network-centric” life support system complete with an electronics package which includes Blueforce Tactical (BTAC) and the Scott Patriot 5510 BTAC plugin. When used with Blueforce Tactical, 5510 telemetry such as PSI, battery, and operating mode can be shared in real-time with fellow operators as well as incident commanders using nothing more than the responder’s smartphone (off the shelf, or hardened/IS devices from companies like Sonim and Kyocera). Fellow operators and commanders can consume real-time telemetry of an entire deployed force and receive real-time notification when parameters fall below prescribed thresholds or when operating modes are switched during the course of a response.
What really makes the package standout is the ability to fuse other operator worn sensing devices, thereby turning the operator into a moving sensing platform. Blueforce Tactical for the Scott Patriot 5510 also includes BTAC plugins for biotelemetry (heart rate, respiration, body temperature) and accelerator/gyroscope (reports operator motion and inclination), but can also be extended to include environmental gas sensing, radiological sensing, and telemetry from other body-worn or person-carried sensors.
Asymmetric threats are fundamentally non-predictive. The Scott Patriot 5510 provides a multi-modal life support system that adapts on the fly. Blueforce Tactical enables rapid formation of predictive and non-predictive responder teams and then securely shares location, sensor telemetry, and other information in real-time amongst the entire deployed force offering a superior level of incident awareness amongst responders and their commanders.
See it live at AUSA this week in Washington DC. For a live demo, please ping us at firstname.lastname@example.org.