Military Hovercraft – Commercial Grade

Hov Pod Military hovercraft are Commercial Grade and they are about the only vehicle suitable for many areas inaccessible to conventional vehicles and can operate over flooded land, mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, weeds, submerged plants, snow, ice, roads, shallow lakes and dried up salt marshes, sandbanks, roads, indeed any flat surface at speeds up to 40 mph.

For military, patrol, rescue and commercial users one Hov Pod Military hovercraft is cheaper to purchase than the daily operating, staffing and service costs of a helicopter or several types of other conventional vehicles required to give the same all terrain capability.

As borders stretch for many miles over a wide range of surface types and obstructions, several low cost Hov Pod military hovercraft allow budgets to be spread over a wider area enabling more craft to be deployed to cover rivers, inland and coastal border areas and provide far better coverage and rapid response than helicopters, conventional vehicles or larger far more expensive, less portable and complex hovercraft.

It’s all terrain capability mean the Hov Pod Military Hovercraft can act immediately taking a direct line for fast response without concern to water depth or other surface limitations in its path. During flooding emergencies when the military are called upon to help with civil relief, the Hov Pod is not hindered by normally above water objects such as wire fences, walls furniture etc that prevents boat operations. It is also an ideal vehicle for humanitarian rescue or relief distribution during flooding and a craft used for patrol or commercial uses can quickly be adapted and moved to assist governments and aid agencies.

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Patrol Capabilities – Military Hovercraft

Fully amphibious: Complete operational flexibility. The Hov Pod hovercraft range of craft have no submerged propeller that could get damaged ending operations. It’s all terrain capability mean the Hov Pod military hovercraft can act immediately taking a direct line for fast interception without concern to water depth or other surface limitations in its path.

Role versatility: Excellent for reconnaissance, policing, border patrol, GPS surveillance and special forces retrieval. It is also an ideal surface craft to undertake multi surface interception acting on downstream communications from airborne surveillance. Also an ideal vehicle for humanitarian rescue or relief distribution during flooding.

Suitability: Can operate in fog and monsoon conditions. Faster than a helicopter winch that can only winch one casualty at a time. Can operate around power lines and trees with no downdraft to disrupt surface operations. Aid can be delivered accurately and safely rather than by throwing from moving craft.

Low surface disturbance: No visible wave or wake makes the Hov Pod military hovercraft very hard to locate especially in calm or night conditions. Operating above the surface the Hov Pod military hovercraft range produce very little acoustic, pressure or magnetic signals and are less prone to activating mines when operating both on land or water.

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Patrol Characteristics – Military Hovercraft

Stability: The air cushion provides a far more stable weapons and observation platform than conventional boats or ground vehicles, especially whilst maneuvering.

Reliable, safe and easy to maintain: CAD/CNC technology and high grade components ensure superb engineering tolerances for minimum maintenance. Simple design and easy access to all components mean that servicing does not require specialists and downtime is minimized. Extensive safety features give operators worry free operation.

Easy to deploy: Easy to tow behind or carry on traditional vehicles and can be supplied with 45 second quick launch trailer. This means the craft can be quickly and safely deployed anywhere, and launch and return to shore without special ramps or the need for operators to disembark into water. This means defense personnel are not left exposed to observation or attack whilst wading slowly through surf or soft ground with wet heavy clothing.

Simple design and controls: A low center of gravity combined with a simple single engine design and with all unnecessary elevators, trim levers etc removed ensures great maneuverability and very simple operation. Simplicity of design means that with minimal operator training all operators can grasp the basics of operation after only one hours training. This enables multi operator use where the operator can concentrate solely on the task in hand without the need for specialist pilots.

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Compact plastic construction: Larger hovercraft and boats are easier to detect. The Hov Pod hovercraft can wait up hidden on shore or on small islands hidden by clutter where least expected. The compact plastic construction produces a very low radar cross section. The Hov Pod hovercraft can be dropped by parachute for rapid deployment.

HDPE construction: HDPE composite construction is extremely strong, lightweight and remains buoyant even if damaged. HDPE has excellent properties to withstand damage to enable use in harsh all terrain environments and it can be easily modified and configured to accept customer specified mounts and other specialist equipment.

Carbon Fibre / Kevlar Composite construction: This material is exceptionally strong, rigid and very lightweight thus providing excellent operational characteristics yet at a more affordable price than helicopters or traditionally heavier military hovercraft.

Propietary Skirt Design: A unique polyurethane / nylon weave & fabric combination with anti-rip properties & incredible wear resistance.  The unique anti-plough IAPSS skirt design gives far greater flexibility, continued operational ability & high speed safety against rapid and sudden deceleration.

Salt Water Operational: Hov Pod unlike many other craft are also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers, high specification electrical components and stainless steel fittings that minimize corrosion, while increasing operational reliability and safety.

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Hov Pod Military Hovercraft – Return On Investment

Value for money: Compare value by dividing the cost of a heavier military hovercraft by its on-water payload to calculate cost per Kg or pound of payload. Deduct specialist pilots weight from payload availability to note actual available payload for operatives and equipment. We can supply an excel sheet upon request to illustrate value in terms of weight.

Low purchase and operational cost: Hov Pod Military hovercraft are very affordable craft to purchase operate and maintain. One Hov Pod hovercraft is cheaper to purchase than the daily operating, staffing and service costs of a helicopter. Skilled pilots are not required and as borders stretch for many miles over a wide range of surface types and obstructions, several low cost Hov Pod allow military budgets to be spread over a wider area. This enables more craft to be deployed to patrol inland and coastal border areas and provide far better coverage and rapid response than helicopters, conventional vehicles or larger far more expensive, less portable and complex hovercraft.

We suggest that for the cost of a larger military hovercraft, many smaller Hov Pod hovercraft could be purchased, to provide better coverage and more effective border patrol.

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