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Corvid Technologies Teams with Jankel Tactical Systems to Deliver Results on US DoD SBIR Seating Program

Corvid Technologies, a US-based provider of end-to-end engineering solutions, has teamed with Jankel Tactical Systems, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defense, security, and NGO protection systems, to deliver results on a US Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR program aims to develop new vehicle seating system technologies that provide protection from a variety of high-energy threats with dynamics that are multi-directional. The Corvid/Jankel solution combines proven Jankel seating technologies with new innovations produced using the computational analysis and design expertise of Corvid and its Velodyne high-fidelity computational physics solver.

The DoD customer has awarded Jankel and Corvid Phase I and Phase II SBIR funding to develop their protective seating system solution. In the successful execution of these contracts, the Jankel/Corvid team has leveraged the respective skills of both companies to deliver innovation, fresh thinking, and a science-led approach. While vehicle seating systems that protect against underbody blast threats are a matured technology and a core existing product group for Jankel, the threat environment for an armored vehicle consists of more than just underbody blast, and seating technologies must evolve to provide protection against a greater variety of threats, including those which come from multiple directions. This joint project will deliver a technology demonstrator seating system that protects against diverse and multi-directional threats. Due to the sensitivities involved, the team is unable to reveal any further technical details.

David Robinson, President and CEO at Corvid Technologies said: “We selected Jankel Tactical Systems as a partner given their established position in the Defense vehicle seating market. Jankel’s quick-response capabilities in combination with Corvid’s particular engineering analysis skillset allows our team to deliver prototype engineering solutions that are both innovative and compliant – exactly what a project like this requires. We are confident that the team we have formed here will be able to solve the unique challenges set by our customer.”

John Kyler, President at Jankel Tactical Systems said: “We’re really pleased to have teamed with Corvid Technologies on this SBIR project. Protected vehicle seating system technology is something that we’ve been successfully developing for many years and our seating systems are in service across multiple defense platforms, globally. Taking our existing protection systems and evolving them to meet emerging threats is an exciting proposition and adding our skill set to that of Corvid has created a project team that combines our respective strengths in exactly the right way. I’m looking forward to seeing the results!”

5 Responses to “Corvid Technologies Teams with Jankel Tactical Systems to Deliver Results on US DoD SBIR Seating Program”

  1. Paul says:

    Tactical car seat.

    • Asinine Name says:

      Well done for wading through that verbosityphoid and working out what it was actually about.

      The most unreadable torrent of pointless jargon I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying something.

  2. Philip says:

    “Hey ChatGPT, generate a press release about a tactical car seat using every defense industry buzzword you can.” — Marketing Guy (probably)

    • Philip says:

      Ok for poops n giggles, I ran that exact prompt in ChatGPT and here’s what I got:

      In a groundbreaking leap forward for tactical mobility, [Company] unveils its latest innovation: the [Company] Tactical Car Seat. Engineered to meet the rigorous demands of modern defense scenarios, this cutting-edge marvel integrates advanced ballistic technology, reinforced structural integrity, and a rapid deployment system for seamless operator access. The seat’s MOLLE webbing system ensures optimal gear customization and organization, while its integrated communication hub provides real-time connectivity to mission-critical networks. With multi-position adjustability and anti-slip contours, the [Company] Tactical Car Seat ensures operators maintain control and comfort during high-G maneuvers.

      Crafted from military-grade materials, the [Company] Tactical Car Seat sets a new standard in vehicular security. Its ballistic armor integration provides unmatched protection against threats, offering operators an unparalleled advantage in hostile environments. The quick-release mechanism allows for lightning-fast egress, crucial for rapid response scenarios. With advanced ergonomics and anatomical design, the seat prioritizes operator well-being, enabling extended mission endurance. The [Company] Tactical Car Seat is poised to redefine the landscape of tactical vehicle operations, reflecting [Company]’s unwavering commitment to equipping operators with the pinnacle of defense technology.

      For more information about the [Company] Tactical Car Seat and to explore our comprehensive range of tactical solutions, visit [Website].


  3. FormerDirtDart says:

    Well, now I know where my damn laundry basket disappeared to