Remote Firing Systems
MAS Zengrange specialises in the design, development and manufacture of artillery and mortar fire control systems and explosive remote initiation devices.
– REMOTE INITIATION
Systems to support a wide range of military applications including Maritime & Conventional Demolitions, Breaching, EOD/C-IEDD, Special Forces and Battlefield Simulations.
Remote Initiation System
Mini-DRFD M3.0 is a UHF digital radio controlled initiation system designed for the remote or timed initiation of munitions and explosives.
The new Mini-DRFD M3.0 System comes with new features in addition to its already proven battlefield reliability. With new accessories, the Mini-DRFD family of products provides for all users, including new capabilities for the maritime domain.
As well as the existing features of Mini-DRFD, version M3.0 also includes:
- Field Bondable Receivers
- Decade Firing for All Recievers
- All Fire Feature
- Talk Back
- Receiver Group Swap
Previous versions of Mini-DRFD can be upgraded to M3.0 upon request.
POP π M4.0
MINI DRFD Float System
The Mini-DRFD Maritime (M) capability enhances Remote Initiation by providing user options when conducting overt or covert explosive tasks above and below the waterline using single or multiple systems. The clandestine capability allows Man Out Of The Loop (MOOTL) sub-surface deployment and detonation or timed sub surface to surface release allowing surface control of the event. Mini-DRFD (M) CONOPS support Naval, Amphibious and SF user groups throughout the joint environment.
Mini-DRFD (M) utilises UHF radio for long range RI. Re-usable and/or expendable receiver configurations within the housing provide operational flexibility. The system can be tactically transported safely and deployed to target in a safe state.
Upon expiry of the safe to arm period the receiver arms. The system can remain subsurface and execute a Timer Initiated Fire (TIF) or pre-determined sub-surface release. Post release the cradle remains at the target and shock tube is paid out to provide the “explosive train” to the surface. Surface or sub-surface initiation of explosives can be performed by electric or non-electric means.
Mini-DRFD Shock Tube Initiator Expendable Receiver
STIX is part of the MAS Zengrange Mini-DRFD family of products. It has a waterproof polycarbonate housing containing the electronics necessary to accept and interrogate radio frequencies commands, then disseminate correct information to the firing circuit.
STIX is expendable and designed for blow in place operations preventing the need for the operator to return to target to collect equipment, thus providing enhanced flexibility for the battlefield and preventing loss of mission tempo.
STIX is lightweight, compact and rugged lending itself well as an expendable remote firing system that is ideal for a wide range of operational tasking and environments.
The STIX unit is configured via the Mini-DRFD Transmitter and incorporates both an integrated Remote Initiated Firing (RIF) mode and a Timer Initiated Firing (TIF) mode.
Receivers are selected from stock and individually bonded via wireless connection.
Receivers can be configured to be either individually or collectively addressed enabling users to tailor requirements to suit a particular mission.
Mini-DRFD Expendable Receiver
The Expendable Receiver (XRx) is part of the MAS Zengrange Mini-DRFD family. It has a waterproof polycarbonate housing containing the electronics necessary to accept and interrogate radio frequencies commands, then disseminate correct information to the firing circuit.
The XRx is expendable; therefore it is placed in a position where it is destroyed on detonation providing enhanced flexibility for the operator. The XRx is lightweight and rugged device that is compact and simple to use, lending itself well as an expendable remote firing system that is ideal for a wide range of operational tasking and environments.
The XRx unit is configured via the Mini-DRFD Transmitter and incorporates both an integrated Remote Initiated Firing (RIF) mode and a Timer Initiated Firing (TIF) mode.
Receivers are selected from stock and individually bonded via wireless connection. They can be configured to be either individually or collectively addressed. Unfired receivers can be recovered and reconfigured as required.
Explosive Breaching Remote Initiation System
JANUS is a short range UHF radio controlled initiation system designed to initiate shock tube for Specialist Demolitions and Explosive Method of Entry (EMOE).
The system comprises one transmitter and any numbers of receivers that remain dumb until bonded to a transmitter. On completion of training receivers can be purged to clear configuration.
The system has 16 selectable channels with 10 individual addresses available per channel. The transmitter has the ability to initiate a single receiver, a group of receivers collectively or all programmed receivers simultaneously.
JANUS is manufactured to DEF STAN 00-35 and 59-411.
Detonator Simulator Flash Device for Training & Testing
Flashonator is a consumable product that simulates the use of an electric detonator in a demolition firing circuit, providing users with a safe means to conduct equipment testing and dry training of BIRIS and other handheld and remote firing devices. Such testing may be required during pre-deployment rehearsals and equipment checks or during equipment serviceability testing conducted at the stores facility.
Flashonator is designed for use where live electric initiators or heat generating one-use consumable flash-bulbs are not desired. It is purpose built to give a similar measurable resistance of an electric L2A2 detonator when connected to a firing circuit. When fired, Flashonator provides a white omnidirectional flash utilising an LED that confirms initiation of the firing circuit has taken place.
Flashonator is small, lightweight, compact, easy to operate and provides a cost effective solution for the replication of live Initiators. This enables operators to effectively conduct and practice detonator firing circuit procedures in a non-hazardous environment such as classroom. The device is sealed thus fully waterproof, making it suitable for outdoor use to support realistic procedural training during training and exercises
Flashonator has its own integral power source, giving more than 2,500 firings. A smaller green LED intermittently flashes after firing takes place, providing further confirmation that the device has been fired correctly. This is an advantage to instructors or Directing Staff where multi-user procedural confirmation is required.