Basic Platform Info
The EXCALIBUR ARMY DECON vehicle is designed to perform the entire decontamination of vehicles, people, armament and gear, including oversized equipment, decontamination of terrain, aircraft, buildings and various objects thanks to the use of high-reach operator platform.
The vehicle is able to operate individually and also by establishing joint workplaces for team-linked decontamination. It allows manual and automated decontamination thanks to use of a spraying bar attacheble to the platform or via decontamination frame.
DECON, transportable by aircraft, is a highly mobile vehicle on a modern TATRA FORCE military chassis with a 4x4 configuration. Optionally the vehicle can be made in a 6x6 configuration which allows higher tank capacity, even higher performance or reach of the platform. In case of customer preference, the vehicle can also be equipped with an armoured cabin.
|Weight||Maximum allowed||19 t|
|Length without platform||7,820 mm|
|Engine||TATRA T3C-928.81, V8|
|270 kW, air cooled|
|Mobility||Max. speed - on road||90 km/h (with limiter)|
|Max. speed - off road||30 km/h|
|Cruising range||1,000 km|
DECON's superstructure houses a hydraulic system, a water intake system with tanks, a boom lift, decontamination tools and accessories and equipment for firefighting.
Three water tanks have an accumulated capacity of 2,400 litres (634 gallons). One larger holds up to 1,000 litres (264 gallons) and two smaller tanks can contain 700 l (185 gallons) each. Eventual chemical agent is mixed with the water separately.
The main operation modes of the decontamination vehicle are:
Other equipment carried by the vehicle comprises, among other:
The platform load capacity exceeds 200 kg (440 lbs) and is positioned from the control box on the vehicle side or directly from the platform. The operator sprays the object from any given position within the reach of the platform.
A nozzled bar is mounted on the edge of the platform allowing a passage of vehicles underneath and eventually also adjusting height and angle of the bar via platform controls.
Nozzled bar mounted on the front vehicle bumper can be used to treat road surfaces or paved areas. It can also be used to cool down smoldering ground or extinguish residual fires.
A static gateway can be erected to allow side and top vehicle disinfection or decontamination as the vehicle passes slowly through the gate.
Operators apply the liquid with high pressure water guns. Vehicle's bottom surface can also be treated through extended water pressure gun. Hazardous material (HAZMAT) storage containers can be treated from inside and outside.
The vehicle employs a 4x4 chassis using the unique TATRA Concept – a central backbone tube and swinging half-axles, which features outstanding driving capabilities, primarily off-road mobility, and constant payload capacity independent on the character of operating conditions (paved roads – off road conditions). The air suspension system makes it possible for the driver to increase the clearance by 70 mm or lower the max height by 100 mm on the go.
civilian rescue version
DECON can be configured for service in civilian rescue forces such as special firefighter units and Civilian Defence Forces, enhancing the user capabilities with latest technology of high pressure hot water sanitation. Almost any liquid mixture for treatment of object surfaces is available as the system does not rely on any specific substance.
DECON is also fitted with a 20 m long hose and a water gun to put out fire and the water pump can also be used to help drain flooded spaces. Vehicle's front bumper spray nozzle bar can also be used to defeat smoldering ground threat.
TATRA chassis can be changed for 6x6 configuration to allow for increased payload, while fully maintaing vehicle's superior terrain performance. Steerable rear wheels are also optional to increase maneuverability in urban areas.
Static gate can be deployed next to the vehicle with nozzles aimed inwards at the passing vehicle. A hardened rubber catch tank gathers contaminated water which is drained into a self-sustained bag for efficient disposal.
The disinfection gate can be installed on any even ground, one or in series to speed up the process. Each DECON vehicle carriers one decontamination gate with accessories.
|1×2 m (3.28×6.56 ft)||pedestrians|
|4×4 m (13.12×13.12 ft)||personal vehicles, vans, trucks, buses, diesel-driven rail cars|
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