Hostile Vehicle Mitigation
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation considers the threat from hostile vehicles and reduces the threat through planned and considered design thereby reducing the overall risk in any given situation. Typically, the HVM process starts with a Dynamic Vehicle Assessment, real-time public space analysis and an understanding of the likelihood of attack. Townscape has been providing HVM consultancy and products for over 47 years and would be pleased to discuss the options for assessment for your project.
PAS 68 / IWA 14 TEST STANDARDS
Townscape first tested to PAS 68 in 2003. The standard is still considered the gold standard for crash tested product. The Publicly available standard measures performance criteria during a real time crash situation carefully undertaken by a proprietary UKAS laboratory.
In the U.K this tends to be TRL or more recently HORIBA MIRA. IWA 14 is an international standard designed to update and harmonise standards through a CEN Workshop Agreement. PAS 68, PAS 69 and the North American ASTM F2656 standard are included in IWA 14/1 and IWA 14/2.
Most HVM is concerned with 1500kg – 7500kg vehicle weights with a scenario of a vehicle bourne attack. Most dynamic vehicle assessments consider vehicle speeds of 20,30,40 and 50 mph with a range of attack vectors.
Additional CPNI private testing is also underway considering street furniture effectiveness against vehicle as a weapon scenarios. For additional information about Vehicle Attack Delay (VADs) and or temporary event protection please contact your local Townscape Technical Consultant who can provide addition assistance in this area.