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MS Instruments
Tarian RPG Armour
AB Precision - Explosive Ordnance Disposal

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MS Instruments.

MS Instruments. A leading innovator in the design and manufacture of ballistic measurement instrumentation and Live-Fire training equipment for ground and air training. Working with the expertise of Wiltshire Ballistic Services (WBS), MS Instruments provides proven, rugged and well-built products for most internal and external applications.

Our products are used by a number of manufacturing companies, governments and Armed Forces worldwide and once combined with our leading edge software, this instrumentation delivers flexible and individually tailored solutions.

Our equipment is designed to be of the highest accuracy and, because our equipment is in constant use for trials at WBS, we are able to continuously test and develop our products. MS Instruments strives to be the world’s leading expert on ballistic instrumentation. As a result, we have been approached to work on a number of specialised projects, a recent development being our covert vehicle protection system (NIMBUS), and asked for advice on large projects.

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Tarian® RPG Armour

Tarian® Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Armour is the world’s lightest and most highly effective solution for protecting vehicles against RPGs. Selected by the UK MoD for improved RPG protection, the unique flexible mounting design allows the system to survive impacts that would render other systems un-serviceable – improving operational effectiveness, maintaining protection and saving money.

Highly resistant to damage, Tarian RPG Armour is simple to fit and replace without special tools. It can be retrofitted to in-service vehicles or incorporated into new platform designs, including lightweight armoured vehicles, which until now could not bear the weight of heavier RPG armour systems.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Selected and in service with UK MoD
  • Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation
  • Total System Weight from as little as 5.7kg/m2
  • Restores vehicle performance
  • Improves reliability
  • Reduces maintenance down time and cost
  • Reduces logistics burden
  • Outstanding through-life cost benefits.

The curse of vehicle weight

Additional vehicle weight causes many problems. Vehicle capability and mobility are reduced, vehicle maintenance increases and therefore manpower and costs increase. Vehicle availability reduces with a commensurate reduction in operational effectiveness. Furthermore, the operational, strategic, and tactical logistic burden increases which causes a dramatic increase in risk and hidden costs. By utilising Tarian RPG protection, the weight burden can be reduced significantly.

Restore your vehicle’s tactical mobility

Tarian can improve vehicle mobility and help in returning the vehicle to its original capability standards. This includes increased mobility, top speed, range, power to weight ratios, climb angles, and payload. Protection for the lightest vehicles Tarian allows the lightest vehicles to be protected from RPG’s. Until now, these vehicles could not bear the weight of RPG armour systems. Fitting Tarian increases the operational scope of these vehicles by enabling them to be deployed in high-threat RPG environments.

Save fuel, save money

Through removing hundreds of kilograms of unnecessary weight, the vehicle will show improved fuel consumption. With fuel in theatre costing up to $400 per gallon (£64.80 per litre), even a moderate improvement in fuel efficiency will show considerable cost savings. A mere 5% fuel saving is likely to save $70,000 per vehicle within 6 months. tarian


AB Precision - Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Highly experienced in the design, manufacture and supply of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) equipment, ABP has been pioneering advance in this industry for over three decades.

Today we supply military, law enforcement and security agencies around the world with leading-edge bomb disposal tools and military equipment including:

  • Remotely Operated Vehicles
  • Conventional Disruptors and De-Armers
  • Recoilless Disruptors and De-Armers
  • Lightweight Disruptors and De-Armers
  • Specialist Military Equipment

Expertise you can trust

As a Prime Contractor to the UK’s Ministry of Defence, ABP has engineered a proven range of innovative products now widely recognised as a de-facto standard against which others are judged. In addition, our extensive experience in the field of EOD enables us to modify existing products to deliver bespoke solutions that meet precise customer requirements.

Our in-house capability comprises a unique blend of practical EOD experience and innovative engineering expertise, allowing us to develop and supply equipment that our customers can count on – no matter how tough their environment. abp