PROJECT 2

BAE SYSTEMS


PANTHER OWS RE-ROLE


Brief

A complete set of equipment in needed to be removed, transported &

stored safely, then re-installed to a military vehicle on a regular

basis. The equipment consists of approximately 60 line items varying

from delicate electronic instruments & display screens to cable

harnesses, fixings and fasteners.

Solution

After many briefing meetings between ourselves, our customer &

the subsequent end user, it was decided to protect the various items of

equipment within a single inner container, divided into separate

compartments, each fitted internally with foam inserts. The type &

density of the foam was chosen specifically to protect the delicate

equipment from the rigors of transit, whilst still being robust enough

to withstand regular use.

The inner container was designed with a removable tray to locate all the small coponents & fixings.The lid of the inner container was designed for a dual purpose,to secure the contents inside & to locate the main mount & some of the more robust items on top.

A bespoke fastening system was designed & manufactured to secure the main mount to the top of the case utillising the existing hardware taken from the vehicle. Once the inner container is loaded, it is located & secured inside a outer transit case which is fitted with quick release fasteners to aid removal of the side & lid. Various trials were undertaken to establish the correct fasteners as they had to be easily opened but very hardwaring.Both inner & outercases were marked to identify locations for specific parts & an illustrated guide was printed & sent with each package showing a fully loaded case.