Jankel, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of highly specialized defense, security and NGO protection systems, will be launching its next generation seating solutions in parallel to this year’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition, the largest Land Warfare tradeshow in North America taking place in Washington DC, 14-16 October 2019. Jankel brings to the market its most extensive range of specialist seats for military applications yet: the latest range of blast-mitigating seat products, alongside the launch of lightweight non-mitigating seats for troop transport and tactical requirements.
This seating range has been designed to push ergonomic boundaries in order to deliver increased occupant safety, enhanced personnel comfort and incorporates properties that reduce the harmful vibrations experienced by a seated occupant. Jankel first chose to develop its own seating solutions to mitigate the effects of IED blasts when they were unable to find any seats on the market that met their challenging standards.
To date, Jankel has delivered over 100,000 blast attenuating seats worldwide and is on most of the Tactical Vehicle Platforms and Mine-Resistant Ambush Resistant (MRAP) vehicles around the world. US-based Jankel Tactical Systems, part of the global Jankel group of companies, is excited to be offering this enhanced range of seat products, delivering a further leap forward in comfort as well as continued reduction in weight for their already world-leading blast-mitigating seats.
The Lightweight Mesh Seat has, in particular, been developed to specifically support tactical operations for Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) requirements, where weight reduction and improved crew comfort is a necessity.
Cody Baker, CEO Jankel Tactical Systems said: “Our Next Generation Seating Solutions are really exciting and should position Jankel well to meet the current and future needs of the military for years to come. We’ve invested extensively in innovative seating technology and believe that this latest range of seats will ensure that Jankel remains the premier choice for all military seating applications”. He added: “This new range is being released alongside AUSA on the back of successful live fire blast testing and down selection on recent programs. The Jankel team will be at AUSA and look forward to discussing this new generation of seating and welcome the opportunity to network with global OEMs as well as existing customers to discuss their requirements in detail.”