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.
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.
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.
Polymer Modified Cement
Polymer modified cement created by Global Road Technology is a combination of cementitious binder, GRT polymer, water and granular material. These components are mixed together and compacted in the early stages of the hydration process to form a pavement layer that is subsequently cured.
Effective soil binder & erosion control
GRT-ENVIRO SOIL BINDER & EROSION CONTROL is an organic soil conditioner based on a water-soluble polymer. This product can be added to irrigation water to reduce soil erosion by agglomerating fine particles that otherwise would be carried away by surface water runoff.
Counter Terrorism Landmine Clearance Technology
An expeditionary product with unique morphology, GRT1000 aids in the detection of sub-surface threats, such as landmines. Invisible to the naked eye, this patented state-of-the-art solution warns armed forces when roads and tracks have been disturbed.
Aerial Deployed Dust Control
An aerial deployed, military grade dust control solution, GRT2000 establishes dust free temporary landing zones in the operational theatre within minutes. Not relying on ground based combat engineers, it can be delivered almost anywhere, mitigating brownouts and improving safety.
Self Healing Runways
A novel biomimetic formulation, GRT3000 is designed to facilitate rapid construction of tactical and emergency self-healing runways in the operational theatre. Providing substantial increases in compression as well as tensile strength, GRT3000 runways are ultrathin and failure resilience.
(Black) Dust Control Polymer Sealant
Engineered to combat the problems of fugitive dust and soil stabilization on unpaved roads, GRT8000 compounds with each application to bind dust particles together. Preventing dust from becoming airborne, overtime applications can be reduced and eventually stopped.
(Black) Polymer Soil Stabilization
GRT’s most advanced polymer soil stabilization product, GRT9000 is engineered for use in the construction of high-quality and cost-effective pavements. Mitigating surface degradation, GRT9000 bonds soil or pavement particles together, improving compressive strengths, high tensile resilience and water impermeability.