By Brian M Walters @ Janes.com ̶ (Fri 11th Sept 2009)
‘Diversity but unity’ is the slogan of the Ballistic Tool Kit (BTK) organisation,
bringing together the products and services of some 36 companies involved in the
defence industry, although mostly small in size.
Realising that there can be strength in numbers, the companies have pooled their
resources to show what those with a passionate enthusiasm for their activity can
achieve. The few following examples give an indication of diversity within the group.
Some products such as the Vorsphere from Airolusion have been developed to meet an
urgent need. Comprising a range of blast containment vessels, Vorspheres’ mitigate
the blast and fragmentation from IED’s. They are portable, reusable and explosion-proof.
By contrast, Davromatic produces projectiles that ensure extreme accuracy can be
achieved. Specially developed machining processes enable it to produce high-precision
components in various materials.
Armourshield is one of the UK’s oldest established body armour manufacturers, which
by a rolling programme of modification and improvement ensures that it is more than
capable of meeting demands placed upon it. All its vests feature its patented blunt
trauma shield, which reduces the effect of a hit on the body. Fuchs Lubricants is
a major supplier to the British armed forces, meeting a wide range of NATO standards
and providing solutions for equipment operating in challenging conditions.
The design and manufacture of ballistics instrumentation and live-fire training are
the principal activities of MS Instruments, which produces targets and detectors,
as well as automatic training systems. The safe carriage of equipment is the task
of Peli Products, which manufactures protector cases as well as remote area lighting
Clearly this group of companies has much to offer the defence industry and equipment
users. Our picture shows the complete list of companies in the BTK group. If you
have special requirements, ask the folk on Stand 805. Chances are that they will
be able to help.
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About Airolusion Ltd.
Airolusion Ltd has been in the blast and ballistic business since 2007. Headquarters
in the City of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
About the 'Vorsphere'.
The 'Vorsphere' is a blast containment device. The Vorsphere range are designed and
manufactured to contain explosive blasts from a 100 gm up to 6 kg of military specification
explosives. Airolusion develops and markets state-of-the-art security solutions
for blast and bombproof containment devices along with its innovative patented Modular