Vehicle Protective Structure

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CRANE-98840
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, vehicle gunners who stood with their upper torsos exposed in order to perform their duties were being shot. The existing protection kits only shielded the gunner to the chest level.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), has developed, patented, and fielded a suite of technologies around a vehicle protective structure. This innovative design provides 270 degrees of protection to a gunner. A transparent bulletproof enclosure shields the top, back, and sides of a gunner while still giving them optimal viewing ability.

The vehicle protective structure includes three major modules that can be combined to provide the necessary level of protection for the gunner. The modules are easy to assemble with readily accessible tools and a minimum number of people.

Advantages:
-Scalable for different sized vehicles and different configurations based on need
-Easy to maintain
-Assembled and disassembled with readily available tools and a minimum of manpower
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