At the Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018 (SCTX), Chemring Technology Solutions launched LORIS (Long-range Radio Initiator System). The company developed it as a remote explosives initiator system which supports EOD/IEDD, UXO disposal/demolition and other military and engineering applications.
According to the firm, LORIS can deliver a increased firing circuit output, that it the highest output of any radio initiator system present on the market to support the use of safety detonators by (military) engineers.
LORIS also provides flexibility for the Remote Initiation Devices. These can be configured for specific mission usage scenario by the user. This replaces the rigid method where devices are pre-configured at point of manufacturing, and can reduce inventory, the developers say. The handheld controller can be paired prior to deployment with up to ten RIDs, which can then be remotely and selectively fired.
LORIS’s user interface optimises the use of icons, with the status of all deployed RIDs visible on a single display. This reduces the training burden and helps to minimise the effect of language barriers, the firm says. The LORIS framework utilizes safely coded two-way digital radio with a reach more than 10km.
Jon Leech, Counter IED Product Manager at Chemring Technology Solutions, said: “LORIS builds on our forty-year pedigree of delivering market firsts and world-leading sensors and effectors. The launch of LORIS marks a significant step-change in the RF initiator market, future-proofing our offering whilst delivering a reliable remote firing capability. This will enable military engineering, SF, IEDD/EOD and UXO teams to react faster and more flexibly to the increasingly diverse and enhanced threats they face. LORIS is highly secure and gives operators greater mission flexibility, while minimising training and inventory requirement – ultimately supporting them in achieving their mission more safely and effectively.”