tactical lightweight obstacle clearance system

TLOCS PROVIDES HIGH-LEVEL ASSURANCE OF A SAFE LANE THROUGH AN AREA WHERE THERE IS

A POSSIBILITY OF PRESSURE PLATE IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES, TRIP WIRES OR SHALLOW MINES.

IEDs

HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH

WHEN YOU CANNOT SEE THEM?

PROVIDING A LINE OF CONFIDENCE

TLOCS

The Tactical Lightweight Obstacle Clearance system (TLOCS) provides high-level assurance of a safe lane through an area where there is a possibility of pressure plate improvised explosive devices, trip wires or shallow mines.

The Tactical Lightweight Obstacle Clearance system (TLOCS) provides high-level assurance of a safe lane through an area where there is a

possibility of pressure plate improvised explosive devices, trip wires or shallow mines.

TLOCS - Background

The project started as an UOR (Urgent Operational Requirement) for the UK MoD, the brief to develop a lightweight system capable of disrupting or destroying  IEDs, tripwires etc. over a distance of 45 meters (150 feet). A Det Cord weight of 50 grams per meter was specified, after extensive testing by UK MoD.

After supplying UK MoD with 1200 units we looked at ways to improve the design. TLOCS is the result of several improvements to the original design, offering greater versatility and increased performance. The system has now evolved, offering a choice of detonating cord, and the range it can be deployed at. Although potentially it is 3 times more powerful in terms of energetics it is still a lightweight, man-portable, completely self-contained system. That is fast and simple to deploy, with repeatability and accuracy, assured

under all conditions.

 

Rocket Systems - TLOCS removes all of the issues associated with Rockets

Almost all currently available line systems utilise rockets to tow the line of detonating cord. Rockets create several issues, not least of which is the potential inaccuracy. The noise, heat and flame produced are another problem. It is impossible to use this type of system covertly, the noise alone from the rocket will advertise your position for miles around, add to this the risk of being able to see the path of the rocket, especially at night and even the risk of fires means opposing forces will have ample warning of your intentions. Should an area or path need to be cleared manually at a later stage, the metal debris from the rocket systems will hinder clearance operations.

TLOCS leaves no debris even after detonation. Download our brochure for the full spec. above.

 

IFD - Integrated Firing Device (detonator)

TLOCS - How it works

Spigot mortars are a particular type of mortar, consisting of a solid rod or spigot, onto which the projectile fits. The projectile consists of a hollow cylinder with 1.5 grams of propellant contained within the piston, which sits on the spigot, at the top of the cylinder. The spigot mortar is triggered by a shock tube firing mechanism built into

the spigot, with a fixed firing pin inside the top of the spigot.

Firing the shock tube activates the firing pin, which ignites the primer and propellant. As the gases expand they are contained in the hollow tube, which drives the piston downwards onto the spigot, forcing the projectile off the spigot, towing the detonating cord.

One of the advantages of the TLOCs spigot mortar is that it is near-silent in operation (55 decibels @100 meters). When the projectile is fired, the projectile is pushed off the spigot, by the piston, which is captive in the projectile. This traps the gases from the propelling charge and reduces the sound of the firing.

 

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