TRAP T-360 Facility Security (FS) Gen 2
Remotely Operated Perimeter Security Target Engagement System
Precision Remotes has leveraged its long history and experience in the design and development of automated systems for high-consequence operations into the design of an advanced command and control system. Remotely Operated Weapon Systems (ROWS) robotic technology enabled the development of new applications for a variety of security systems applications, including security active denial solutions.
Recent events have dramatically increased the need for more effective, lower-cost perimeter security systems. Increasing security system effectiveness through traditional means with an armed guard force is difficult as the pressure to reduce the cost of security labor increases. One way to increase the efficacy is through recent technological advancements such as ROWS (remotely operated weapons systems) technology, which offers significant force multiplication, increased response efficiency, and improvements in delay and response.
Current ROWS technology, though widely available and in use by the military, was not initially designed with the safety design basis required to enable its use for other non-military security systems applications. PRL/IEC has developed an advanced command and control system that is designed for maximum safety and robustness to a variety of failure modes, dramatically improving its overall safety and enabling broader application of the technology. TRAP-T-360 FS command and control system was a second significant step forward that successfully passed and was approved by a Department of Defense Safety Review Board for other security systems applications through Sandia National Laboratories.
TRAP T-360 Gen 2 System Components
- Operator Command and Control Station
- Training Simulator: for continuous onsite training
- Live Fire Trainer: for training at live-fire ranges
- Maintenance Trainer: for the practice of maintenance operators on safe maintenance procedures and operations
TRAP T-360 FS Benefits
- A single operator with a near-instant response at multiple points of concern
- Force multiplication "One Operator, Multiple ROWS Weapon Systems."
- Increased effectiveness with hardened armored steel coffin encloser.
- Increased operator efficiency and superior weapon accuracy.
- The operator is safely removed from the "fog of battle."
TRAP T-360 FS Applications
This system can be configured to integrate with a variety of platforms and systems, enabling the development of ROWS of technology applications to support a variety of customers and missions.
- High-Security Nuclear Weapon Storage Facilities and Launch Sites
- Fixed Site High-Value National Security HQ's and Affiliated Sites
- Nation Security Communication Command and Control Facilities
- Nuclear Power Generating Plants
- Overseas Forward Operating Bases
The TRAP T-360FS delivered an unprecedented capability for anti-terrorist (AT/FP) facility protection. Operators could respond to a threat with a decisive overmatch capability with minimal risk to facility personnel and the surrounding community. The system is typically deployed in tower positions with direct line-of-sight to the facility perimeter or other critical areas. This forward deployment focused on recognized avenues of approach, enables the operator to respond to detected threats in seconds, day, or night, in virtually all weather conditions. The system operates as just one part of a facility's entire security network. The T-360FS control system resides in the facilities security operations center, where operators access data from other sensors such as long-range daytime / thermal surveillance cameras, ground-based radars, ground and fence sensors, and other intrusion detection systems. The data access means that operators share the maximum amount of information, at the earliest possible time, regarding the location and intent of the threat; and then quickly make an informed decision on how best to respond. The RWS delivers unrivaled accuracy and lethality to defeat an attacking force while minimizing the possibility of collateral damage. It performs at an expert marksman level regardless of the security officers' manual shooting abilities. TRAP technology allows the operators to utilize the full effective range of the weapon mounted on the platform. This performance far exceeds that of security officers traditionally using weapons when operating in a high-stress situation.
The control system consists of a Supervisor Station and RWS networked operator stations. The use of lethal force by the operators requires the Supervisor to enable their station to fire. The system is key enabled by the Supervisor, and the operator then controls the RWS weapon system with his operator station and a touch screen controller. The T360FS ROWS Command Center or C2 represented a significant improvement in facility security, allowing for maximizing security labor resources. (Figure 9) The ROWS C2 enables security ofﬁcers to the ability to engage remotely operated weapons across long distances and from multiple locations. The ROWS C2 is a scalable, secure solution for those installations that require a distributed/networked control solution.
The TRAP T-360FS came with a training mode built into the system. A MILES training module is mounted with the Weapons Camera Sensor Package (WCSP), allowing the system functions as the weapon in simulation training mode for Force-on-Force drills. Unfortunately, the RWS was not treated realistically by Force on Force advisories or umpires and was usually ruled put out of action by adversary sniper fire. The NRC would also not recognize RWS as a substantial tactical advantage on access delay and denial, and the NPP's did not get credit for installing them to reduce their security force costs.
Included with the system is a live-fire T-360, which is tripod mounted to periodically range test the weapon with live fire and train operatives in its use. (Figure 12) The system comes with PO1034 TRAP T360 FS O & M Manual and training videos. Precision Remotes requires the end user to consult with PRL/IEC engineering regarding the installation and long-term training and maintenance.
The T360FS weapon station is essentially a pan/tilt device that controls movement and firing of the gun. The weapon station typically resides in an environmental housing in a safe tower position, out of sight, locked, and alarmed. The front door of the housing is armored. Lightweight, aluminum, top, and side access panels allow for the safe and secure maintenance of the weapon and weapon station. The T360FS comes standard with a day camera and thermal imager.
- 24/7, Day/Night Capable.
- Less than 5 seconds for weapon deployment.
- Weapons currently supported: M240, M240SLR, SR 25, LR 308, M249 SAW, M82A1/M107
- Each T360FS weapon station can be linked to external (organic) sensors for a "slew-to-cue" solution. Upon detection of an incident, the alarmed sensor sends a signal to the Command Center. When the weapon station is deploying, it moves in the direction of the event, thereby significantly reducing reaction time. Operator action is required to engage targets.
- The optional armor package for the weapon station provides additional protection against sniper fire.
- Optional weapon safety actuators and charging actuators are available.
- Inverted (upside down) weapon station available for a wall or ceiling mount (indoor) application.
- Up to 10,000- meter standoff distance between the gun station and the Command Center.
TRAP T-360 FS Complete System, including C2 and training system. Approximately $450K each from 1999 to 2007 (Installation and NRE per location was an additional cost) Note: This system is obsolete and no longer commercially available. Contact us if a custom quote is required. John.Warner@precisionremotes.com
The TRAP T-360 FS GEN 2 ROPTES (Remotely Operated Perimeter Target Engagement System) for lethal or non-lethal perimeter security with robust armored capability. The system allows a single operator to access and engage aggressive targets from a protected command post while continuing to monitor the entire area for new threats. The system was successful, but was superseded by the SENTRY 1 GEN 3 and then SENTRY II GEN 4 Systems.