Dynasystems completes onsite repair of DUCS Watch Towers and Dynatower Blast Resistant Windows.
Date published: 22nd March 2016
The U.S. Department of State issued a Sole Source Award to Dynasystems for the procurement of Dynatower and DUCS watch tower windows to replace windows damaged by hostile action at a Government facility within Afghanistan.
To reduce the amount of disruption to base security and other entities within the camp, it was not necessary to dismantle the tower during this process which meant that normal day-to-day base operations could be conducted without disruption. The repair of the blast resistant windows were done on time and within budget.
Dynasystems Blast Resistant Windows help reduce the injuries sustained in a blast as a result of flying glass. These windows also protect against ballistic threats.
“Our blast resistant windows are manufactured to resist against targeted blasts from bombs and IED’s including providing protection to occupants of buildings including the Dynasystems Dynatower against ballistic threats” said Paul Gaston, Managing Director, Dynasystems.
The Dynatower is a blast and ballistic resistant watch tower constructed from precast modular units, each with its own characteristics. The modular tower can be installed quickly and redeployed for use in different operations and applications, offering turn-key solutions for advanced perimeter security. The blast resistant Dynatower incorporates innovative force protection systems and technologies such as high-grade proprietary concrete mixtures, energy-diverting shapes, energy-absorbing blast-resistant windows and secure surveillance and health systems.
The basic Dynatower can be upgraded with the addition of a variety of equipment such as machine gun mounts, firing ports and air-conditioning units. Rooftop access allows for the installation of other equipment such as automated machine gun mounts, long range scanning devices and networked communications equipment.
Dynatowers have undergone continuous testing and development in live fire exercises to ensure its reliability and personnel safety. These tests have been conducted in accordance with the standards, methods and practices approved by NATO, US Government’s Technical Support Working Group and the UK Ministry of Defence.
About DUCS Tower
The Dynasystems Universal Construction System (DUCS) is a flexible building system consisting of pre-fabricated framework that allows for easy shipping, rapid assembly and multiple configurations. These configurations include watch towers, accommodation blocks, control units, guard shacks and more.
The DUCS Tower, unlike conventional pre-cast watch towers, are containerised so that they can be easily transported and rapidly built on-site. The system has proven to deliver protective solutions to missions worldwide. As a modular system, units can be used individually or combined to create more complex structures to meet a variety of requirements; these range from low-cost construction to buildings highly resistant to blast and ballistic threats.
As a lightweight, modular system few resources are needed for transport, assembly or planning. Units can be constructed with low-skilled labour and hand tools
About Dynasystems Blast Resistant Window Systems
Dynasystems’ Dynashield is a protective window system that boosts resistance to blast and ballistic threats. Dynashield offers three retrofit solutions which include:
Dynashield No-Bar System - a unique blast proof film anchoring system which is applied on glass surfaces to protect against the risk of blast pressures acting on the glazed surface caused by explosions.
Dynashield Clear-bar System - a ‘catch’ system comprising of ultra-clear polycarbonate bars retrofit to existing windows against the effects of a blast by preventing the glazed pane from shattering and flying inwards.
Dynashield Cable-Catch System - a unique high-performance retrofit solution that can be designed to fit any size of window to resist extremely high blast loads compared to any other available retrofit solution, preventing injury to building occupants.
Dynasystems is a global company that produces a wide range of Blast & Ballistic mitigation products and systems. With over 15 years of experience supporting defence and commercial markets, Dynasystems developed a high level of expertise in the security, architecture and engineering industries. Dynasystems are dedicated to improving perimeter security to ensure personnel, assets and operations are protected against blast, ballistic and hostile vehicle effects.
Dynasystems products include Blast Resistant Watch Towers, Entry-Control Systems (guard booths, bollards, barriers and turnstiles), Protective Walling Systems, Ballistic Windows, Blast Resistant Structures and Universal Construction Systems. For more information on our products visit www.dynasystems.co.uk
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