Aggressor Vehicle Entry Readiness Technology (AVERT)
Vehicle barrier can be set up and taken down quickly at checkpoints
The Aggressor Vehicle Entry Readiness Technology (AVERT) is a proven vehicle-barrier technology developed by ERDC’s Geotechnical & Structures Laboratory that stops vehicles in their tracks. Whereas most vehicle barriers are heavy and unwieldy, this system can be easily configured, disassembled, stored, and redeployed. Field testing has shown that a team of two can set up the AVERT in about 7 minutes without extensive training.
The AVERT features a mat made from heavy-duty mesh laid on the road surface. When a vehicle drives onto the mat, a bar at the end springs up from the mat surface in a scissorlike motion and strikes the vehicle’s bumper or front wheels. The weight of the vehicle keeps the bar in place, while the bar, which can also be remotely operated, keeps the vehicle from moving forward. In short, the AVERT brings a new level of simplicity and mobility to vehicle barriers.
- Effective: Disables vehicle traction and propulsion upon contact
- Portable: Can be rolled up and easily stored, reconfigured, or redeployed
- Fast: Enables quick and simple assembly on-site in much less time than Jersey barriers
- Flexible: Features a modular design that can connect multiple barriers together as needed
- Simple: Does not require numerous personnel, specialized tools, or significant training to assemble
- Military (e.g., bases, command centers, expeditionary forces)
- Location security (e.g., Capitol Building, event venues)
- Homeland security (e.g., explosive threats, border patrol)
- Roadways (e.g., vehicle crash barriers, roadblocks, construction)
- Construction (e.g., site safety)
- Law enforcement (e.g., checkpoints, traffic)