Global Clearance Solutions (GCS, Stand 08-C07) has just released the GCS-100 remote-controlled Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) platform, the first new machine in a series of three. It is designed to be the most versatile, compact and easy-to-use platform for conducting dangerous operations in permanently changing conflict zones.
The GCS-100 is tailored to Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) route, runway and unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations. It is also configured to mechanically clear anti-personnel mines and has benefits when used in the context of physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) programmes. GCS has combined the field-proven reliability of previous platforms with custom on-demand attachments and front-end tools.
Crucial quality components such as the electronic units, the camera system, the exhaust pipe and the lifting lugs are now securely attached or integrated underneath the outer shell. A redesigned cooling system ensures faster, more effective cooling of the engine as well as greater longevity of all components.
The GCS-100 also offers improved weight distribution and falcon-wing-style doors for fast and easy access to all components. The machine is easy to move using a standard 4x4 pickup truck or by aircraft.