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October, 2012: The Will-Burt Company Exhibits New VelociRaptor™ Elevated Remote Weapon Station at AUSA

For additional information, contact:
David Cotsmire, VP of Marketing and Customer Service
330-684-5282 (office) or 330-347-6745 (mobile)

Ground-Breaking Mast Technology – Capable of Withstanding Recoil

Washington, D.C. – (October 22, 2012) The Will-Burt Company unveiled today its VelociRaptor Elevated Remote Weapons Station (E-RWS) – at the 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition (Booth #201).

The VelociRaptor E-RWS system delivers a unique combination of strength, stiffness, extension/retraction speed, payload lifting capacity and mast size and weight which enables accurate, elevated line-of-sight fire by remote weapons on-the-halt.

The VelociRaptor E-RWS system is capable of withstanding the recoil of elevated weapon systems allowing for greater, safer, more flexible deployment. In addition, the elevation capability enhances warfighter safety by broadening visibility and deployment scenarios over uneven terrain, walls and other obstacles.

In addition to its unique weapons system capabilities, the high-performance enables persistent surveillance and targeting on-the-move fully-extended to 6 m (20 ft), 100 kg (220 lb) payload at speeds up to 55 mph on improved roads and 15 mph on off-road terrain.

“We are pleased and proud to introduce the groundbreaking capabilities of the VelociRaptorTM Elevated Remote Weapon Station. The VelociRaptor is the world’s pre-eminent mast for its combination of ruggedness, rigidity, extension speed, strength and space efficiency,” said Jeff Evans, President, CEO and Chairman of the Will-Burt Company. “In addition to its revolutionary capability for on-the-move persistent surveillance, we are excited to be able to exhibit the Elevated Remote Weapon Station. We believe this system will deliver a completely unique capability to enhance the safety of our warfighters.”

Will-Burt is also introducing at AUSA its COBRATM Mast. The COBRA has a higher extended height to retracted height capability than other masts on the market giving it unique performance for certain military and border patrol applications. The COBRA Mast is available in various height and payload weight lifting configurations, from the most compact model, which can elevate 25 lbs (12 kg) up to 10 ft (3.7 m) to the largest with a payload capability of 1,600 lbs (726 kg) extending to 30 ft (9.1 m).

See also at AUSA Will-Burt’s:

  • Fully-integrated modular mast and trailer system
  • Geroh acquisition KVR and KVL masts
  • All-composite rigid wall shelter
  • Integrated Tower Systems new MT Series Trailer-Mounted Pneumatic mast system

The Will-Burt Company, located in Orrville, Ohio, is the world’s premier manufacturer of telescoping mast and tower elevation solutions – the world’s one stop shop offering virtually every payload elevation solution from one source – for military, fire, cellular, broadcast, entertainment and other applications. Will-Burt also designs and manufactures military and other shelters made of all-composite materials that deliver higher performance at lower life cycle cost than metal or partial composite shelters. Will-Burt is employee-owned and has a strong commitment to the continuous improvement process set forth by ISO 9001:2008 quality standards.