When lives are at stake, there’s no time to waste. That’s why ERDC has developed rapidly deployable Modular Protective Systems (MPS): innovative construction (with no equipment requirements) for shelters, guard towers, vehicle barriers, and protective shielding. The MPS family of technologies combine low-cost, logistically friendly, rapidly assembled materials and designs with the latest advances in blast, ballistics, and forced-entry resistance. The result is lifesaving security for personnel and assets that is reusable, tailorable, and rapidly emplaced.
As more industries discover a need for nimble, secure ways to establish and fortify their presence in urban, remote, or dangerous locations, MPS technologies are poised to become a major force in a rapidly expanding marketplace. For example, ERDC’s MPS Expedient Guard Tower and Ready Armor Protection Instant Deployment (RAPID) are set to form a significant part of the perimeter protection market, which is expected to reach more than USD 276 billion by 2025. In fact, not only soldiers but also the New York Police Department have demonstrated that RAPID can be set up in an urban environment in 30 minutes to protect against incursion. Furthermore, ERDC’s Aggressor Vehicle Entry Readiness Technology (AVERT) is easier to transport, set up, and take down than the standard Jersey barrier and could easily replace it. Similarly, both the Expedient Retrofit for Existing Buildings (EREB) and the MPS Overhead Cover are expected to play a key role in the growing global ballistic protection market, which analysts project to hit USD 17.2 billion by 2025.
From diplomatic embassies, to crucial infrastructure, to urban security, there is an exponentially growing need for military-level protection in non-military environments. Such environments demand optimized logistics, reduced expense, and enhanced versatility. ERDC technologies are here for you to meet and even exceed these requirements. Please explore the individual technologies included in the MPS family and all they have to offer by selecting them below.