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Perimeter Protection/Intrusion Detection Battelle Wins Major Contract to Build Armored Trucks for U.S. Special Operations Command Force COLUMBUS, OH (July 19, 2016)— Building on the success of a previous contract to build Non Standard Commercial Vehicles (NSCVs), Battelle has been awarded a second contract worth $170 million. The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) announced the award July 14, naming Battelle as the contract winner in a competitive procurement. Under terms of the contract, Battelle will build armored and unarmored vehicles for the next five years at its manufacturing facility in West Columbus. The contract also includes an option for two more years. For more than 11 years Battelle has been designing, building and delivering commercial-style armored vehicles. The ground vehicle team takes existing vehicles, reengineers them with protective armor and adds other durability features, such as stronger suspensions for operations in rugged terrain and enhanced alternators to withstand extreme climates. Battelle vehicles have previously completed formal durability testing and system level armor testing. “Battelle has a proven track record of performing sophisticated systems integration for military and commercial applications,” said Fred Byus, vice president of Battelle’s Mission and Defense Technologies business. “Under this contract, our vehicle systems team will execute on its custom designs and integrate complex systems to meet mission requirements—at a competitive cost.” Battelle’s armored vehicles retain the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) appearance, whether Hilux, Land Cruiser and Ford platforms. The vehicles are re-engineered with crew protection, enhanced suspension for improved off-road mobility, and a reinforced chassis for durability. Battelle has a long history of helping U.S. armed forces with protected vehicles, all the way back to its work on tank armor in World War II. More recent work has included armoring High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and training 34 military personnel and contractors to install more than 500 protective armor kits onto existing vehicles. Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.
Cinch Systems, producer of the Award-Winning Rampart Vehicle Barrier System, describes its Vehicle Barrier, Intrusion Detection, Door and Gate Control systems that are used by scores of government, military, law enforcement, energy and other agencies. ST. MICHAEL, MN – Cinch System’s Rampart Vehicle Barrier System is a high-security and data logging system that provides precise vehicle barrier, bollard, gate/security for access to the perimeter of high profile facilities. “It’s all we do,” said CEO Joel Christianson. “When something really matters, like security… you want the best – and the most experienced. CINCH systems products are used and trusted by: The U.S. Government, Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Department of State, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Capital Police, GSA Public Building, Service Government Contractors, Energy Infrastructure, SCIF’s and Transportation facilities.” The Rampart utilizes patented End- To-End AES Encryption for secure system communication with a memory capacity to log and store 233 million entry/exit events—delivering reliable, split-second barrier activation and forensic data. When a barrier/ bollard is deployed to prevent entry, it will stop and render a suspect vehicle completely inoperable. The Rampart VBS control system is designed to fit the need for high security in both retrofit and new installations,” Christianson added. “Products feature our patented AES Encrypted End-To-End communication. This provides complete data encryption from the device (sender) with only the control panel (recipient) able to decrypt it. Nothing other than the control panel can read the signal or tamper with it — eliminating hacking and tampering directly or via the internet.” The CINCH systems Product Portfolio Includes: • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) – Four platforms ranging from SCIF to campus style intrusion products provide an easy to design with fast implementation to help ensure project success. 35 • Vehicle Barrier System Controls – CINCH delivers the industry’s first AES Encrypted End-To-End VBS controller. Embedded, standardized and configurable with greater performance and security integrity than PLC controls. Scalable to meet your current and future requirements. • Door and Security Gate Controls – An easy to design, configure and deploy control system with more processing power than most access control systems. System success is ensured for new construction and retrofit projects with CINCH’s modular design for rapid changeout with minimal wire requirements. Products Designed for High Security: • Systems Engineered – CINCH