Tactical All Wheel Drive Mobile VCRs are designed for deployment where terrain would usually preclude the use of standard trailer mounted solutions and when end users prefer that the tower can deploy under its own power.
6×6 Truck Mounted Elevating MVCR
The 6×6 Truck Mounted solution is sufficiently large and robust enough to support the use of the same elevating scissor platform deployed on the large trailer MVCRs. It is currently based on a MAN chassis, but customer preference can be considered if vehicle suppliers are agreeable. Similar in specification to the 5th Wheel Trailer MVCR the 6×6 solution is designed to hold the standard 20ft VCR container on its automatic self-levelling, elevating scissor lift. The vehicle has extending hydraulic stabilisers to provide a very stable platform with a high wind speed loading.
The scissor lift elevates the VCR container to a floor height of around 6m giving ATC Operators (ATCOs) an eye level of around 7.5m when seated. Positive hydraulic drive to raise and lower the platform coupled with physical safety interlocks prevent accidental raising or lowering of the platform.
Intermediate and full operating height access steps are stored in the vehicle bed. All are LED lit to ensuing safe access in low light conditions. Deployment equipment such as antennas, obstruction lights. meteorology sensors etc are stored within the cabin or in storage lockers on the vehicle bed.
The 20ft MVCR ATC Equipment is installed in a 9-bay shock mounted, 19” rack-based console which is equipped with day and night (red) gooseneck lighting for each operator. Dual ACUs provide environmental control.
4×4 Non- Elevating MVCR
Based on the 4×4 IVECO Daily 7000Kg chassis the smaller non-elevating MVCR provides enough room to provide a 2-3-man operating environment.
The vehicle can be readily deployed in a C130 by simply lowering the hydraulic powered window structure onto the main vehicle frame.
An onboard 8kVA generator provides enough power for the vehicle as well as external systems like a deployable meteorological system and portable LED airfield lighting (PAGL).
Shock mounted and19” Bay rack equipped consoles hold sufficient equipment for a small tactical deployment. White and tactical (red) lighting is provided at the console for each operator as well as in the ceiling. Environment control is provided by a single ACU. MATC can install equipment as required by the end user or provide empty racks for integration and configuration in accordance with customer preferences.
Rapidly deployable and easy to use, the MVCR can be deployed and used by a pair of ATCOs with a minimum of basic training. This precludes the need for engineering support making it useful for QRF functions where manpower needs to be kept to a minimum.
6×6 Elevating Tower
11.35 m long
4.36 m high
2.50 m wide
15.90 m long (inc stairs)
8.70 m high (to roof top) + antennas
4.94 m wide with stabilisers deployed
6.43 m long
3.07 m high
2.46 m wide