Crew Survivability

Crew Survivability

An IED Blast event presents a potentially lethal threat to vehicle crews who must be protected from both phases of a blast event: the initial upward acceleration, followed by a ‘slam-down’ to the ground, potentially into a significant crater and likely without the benefit of the vehicle’s suspension. The HEAT generated and trapped inside an armoured vehicle can exceed 65 degrees celcius (150 degrees F), overwhelming most conventional cooling capabilities. Extreme heat can jeopardize the mission through electronics failure and can cause loss of focus and heat stress or potentially fatal injury for vehicle occupants.