RELEASED: Monday 31st August 2009
Secures African Continent Contract
Airolusion announced that it is delivering a range Vorsphere Units
to the African
Continent to be used by trained demining personnel,
to assist in the clearance of
landmines throughout the country.
August 31, 2009 - AIROLUSION LTD. Liverpool (United Kingdom) a leading provider of
innovative Blast and Ballistic Protection Solutions, including the ‘Vorsphere’ range
of Blast Containment Units.
The Company announced that it is delivering a range Vorsphere Units to the African
Continent to be used by trained demining personnel, to assist in the clearance of
landmines throughout the country.
Airolusion had designed a model specifically for this particular application. The
apparatus was redesigned to take into consideration the role it would be required
to play and to ensure that it would complement existing operational methods, techniques
The contract was secured on the back of the ‘Vorsphere’ trademark and the Airolusion
brand name, which are synonymous with blast and ballistic protection equipment.
The Contracts will include a range of disposable and re-useable, blast and fragmentation
proof Vorsphere units. They have been designed for the African environment to cope
with all types of landmines, anti tank mines and mortars. They will also be utilised
to clear an assortment of IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices) and ERW (Explosive
Remnants of War).
Many communities on the African Continent are surrounded by mine fields and numerous
individual landmines and IED’s which have been laid down over many years. With no
records to go by, many are maimed and killed when going about their normal day to
Airolusion Ltd is a proactive, forward-thinking organization and is increasingly
recognizing the need to securely and effectively produce products within their business
by applying the best state-of-the-art systems available to them.
Said John McKenzie, Managing Director of Airolusion Ltd.
"Our ‘Vorsphere’ units are differentiated by their robust functionality and flexibility.
They can be easily deployed, assembled and operated. Their secure containment capability
ensures that all explosive waste and fragmentation is contained, making certain there
is no threat to operational personnel”.
Airolusion’s innovative disposable unit offers a cost effective option that presents
a viable secure alternative in situations where it is not possible to get into or
carry the re-usable units to.
The director of Safety and Security at Airolusion, commented, "Our decision to implement
the ‘Vedette’ Vorsphere unit was due to several important factors raised by clearance
specialists in the mine clearance field. There was a logic and practicality brought
into the design of the ‘Vedette’ unit. It needed to be versatile and user friendly.
We made changes for its long term application, and improved its ability to integrate
into existing processes. It was an important factor that the overall control of every
step of the operation was in the hands of staff and engineers and the pace of the
operation could be meticulously managed. “
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About Airolusion Ltd.
Airolusion Ltd has been in the blast and ballistic business since 2007. Headquartered
City of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
About the ‘Vorsphere’.
The ‘Vorsphere’ is a blast containment device. The range is designed and manufactured
to contain explosive blasts from a few hundred grams up to 6kilograms of military
specification explosives. It develops and markets state-of-the-art security solutions
for blast and bombproof containment devices along with its innovative patented Modular
Airolusion Ltd. The Plaza, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool. L3 9QJ. United Kingdom.