VESSEL ARREST LAUNCHER

Vessel Arrest Launcher -  deployed from 'Boats and Helicopters'

Vessel Arrest Launcher is a portable pneumatically powered (compressed air) tool that deploys an 

entanglement device to disable suspect vessels. 

The Vessel Arrest Launcher  delivers reliability and robustness in a hostile environment, now in use with many operators, the Vessel Arrest Launcher is the first responder to hostile boats with intent, the perfect tool to less than lethal maritime boat stopping.

Highly flexible, it provides vessel-stopping capabilities in a “point-and-shoot” method.


VESSEL ARREST LAUNCHER - VA10 Kit


Vessel Arrest Launcher  our most used model today delivering reliability and robustness in a hostile environment, now in use with many operators, the Vessel Arrest Launcher is the first responder to hostile boats with intent.

The Vessel Arrest Launcher - VA10 Kit is hand-held by the operator in the boat for deployment, it is light weight and suitable to any boat/platform with

 a range out to 24m.


VESSEL ARREST LAUNCHER - Boat Mount Kit - VAS-BM


VESSEL ARREST LAUNCHER - BOAT MOUNT

The Vessel Arrest Launcher Mount, is a deck mounted accessory to aid the user when exposed to long durations on patrol and high speed pursuits at sea. 

The mounted vessel arrest launcher has an upgraded manifold increasing the discharge pressure, 

25 deployments without recharging, this allows optional payload configurations with a range of 40m for stopping boats without the need to recharge or replace cylinders.

Operational Capability 

A recent operational trial stopped 2 x 12m smuggling boats with 3 x 300hp triple engine set up.

Mount Construction:

The Launcher Mount motion is 4-axis gimbal to

 allow ease of targeting to deploy.

This maximises options for deployment against

 the target vessel.


VESSEL ARREST LAUNCHER - Helo Kit - VAS-HK/FB


Vessel Arrest Launcher - Helicopter Deployed 

Fast Boat Stopping Kit,  it is air transportable, with all helicopter mounts being designed and built bespoke for each platform type, and conform to all aviation standards.

Contact Vessel Arrest Systems for further details



VA - WATER RESCUE LAUNCHER - Auto Inflating Sling



WATER RESCUE AUTO INFLATING SLING

Our  pneumatic launcher replaces traditional pyrotechnic line guns with an intrinsically safe option.

The system is powered by compressed air and the components can be reused, making line-throwing training an inexpensive operation for the end user.


The range is variably controlled by the user offering 10m to 150m

Multiple re-deployments without recharging from the 300bar air reservoir, giving 8-10 deployments without the need for recharge.


TACTICAL BOAT OPERATIONS

Vessel Arrest Boat Stopping Training

Small Boat Operations are coherently dangerous - Vessel Arrest  Systems has evolved small boat pursuit tactics and maximising simulation with the VA training accessory products to deliver simulated deployments.

This delivers real time simulation allowing maximum realism.

Contact Vessel Arrest Systems to review our Tactical Boat Operations Courses.


Vessel Arrest Launcher Training

All training is with a Vessel Arrest Systems Trainer

Launcher Training -  Live simulation with training products that don't damage your boats. 

Tactical Training  - Vessel Arrest Systems Tactical Boat Training Manual Train the Trainer.

Check out the movie: A training day with Vessel Arrest Systems

How it evolved...

The Vessel Arrest Launcher is the first launcher developed and certified to be used by law enforcement and military to protect an Olympic Games. Vessel Arrest System delivered 50 Launchers to UK Police with layered project management, training and through life support with our 

quartermaster maintenance support model.

The Launcher was developed in conjunction with a multi-year program with the UK Home Office and other Government stake holders delivering the effective approved product in our vessel stopping  portfolio.

It was presented by 'The Rt Hon. the Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC in August 2009 in the UK Home Office Contest Counter Terror Strategy launch as the approved boat stopping launcher product

 from the multi year Home Office research program. 


Construction Overview

Constructed from aluminium and stainless steel, with hard-anodized aluminium components, making it the most robust, hardwearing air launcher the Vessel Arrest Launcher uses compressed air to launch an entanglement device or rescue equipment without generating a flash, heat or noise. 

It delivers a safe and accurate deployment solution where needed and can be fully immersed in seawater.

Perfect layered or dynamic intercept tool, the Vessel Arrest Launcher provides capabilities that compliment the operator's requirements in all maritime operations.



PROVIDING PROVEN CAPABILITY WITH
LESS THAN LETHAL SYSTEMS

THAT STOP POTENTIALLY THREATENING BOATS OR OTHER WATERCRAFT
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