Classified Military Technology

Tested in the world’s toughest and most dangerous conditions, GRT’s patented military soil stabilization and dust control solutions have proven military applications – improving combat safety, increasing mobilisation speed and ultimately saving lives.

Aerial Dust Suppression

In the operational theatre, dust created during helicopter landing and take-off creates a period of vulnerability. During this time pilots and soldiers can easily become disorientated, especially while under attack. This is the leading cause of helicopter crashes with associated high cost to lives and capital.

Various dust suppression technologies are currently available, including military grade dust suppression products from GRT. However, the application of these products is limited to areas frequented by soldiers, such as permanent and temporary bases.

GRT’s new polymer solution is tailored for aerial deployment and dust suppression. The implementation of the system substantially reduces dust associated with tactical and temporary landing zones, preventing brownouts. This technology also provides an aerial deployment system that has the ability to dust suppress temporary landing zones within minutes without the use of ground-based combat engineers.

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Subterranean Threats

Current mine detection technology requires close proximity to be effective making it a notoriously slow and dangerous process. It often involves combat engineers having to perform mine clearance on foot, outside the protection of armoured vehicles, moving at slow speed, also leaving them exposed to potential attack.

Working with various military agencies, GRT provides a means to remotely identify road surface disturbances via satellite or drones, greatly reducing the need for on-foot clearance. Designed to reveal the planting of explosive devices and triggers, the process aims to be fast and with a high degree of accuracy. There will also be a means to spatially code the surface, minimizing undetected enemy tampering.

Also employing forward-looking capabilities, this process will ensure sufficient time for convoys to stop and investigate possible threats using conventional means.

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Self Healing Runways

GRT’s pioneering polymers and methodologies allow rapid construction of tactical and emergency runways in the operational theatre. This technology substantially reduces the need to remove in-situ material and import specialized aggregates. Instead, in-situ material is stabilized and/or sealed using GRT’s advanced self-healing polymers.

Polymer soil stabilisation provides substantial increases in compression as well as tensile strength, allowing for thinner runway pavement designs and quicker construction times. Where existing material is already high quality, polymer sealing provides an ultra-thin but strong, impermeable, dust free runway for a fraction of the time and cost. The resultant high strength but flexible pavements provide resilience, particularly against low frequency high-energy events associated with landings, and the loadings of fully fuelled and laden aircraft during taxi and take-off. The addition of stress activated polymer capsules provides a ‘self-healing’ capability that extends runway life.

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