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The Rook is designed with mission specific attachments that increase public safety and protect officers. Swap between attachments quickly and easily to conform quickly to your evolving scenario.
Equipped with mission-specific attachments offering advantages for a variety of scenarios
The custom built NIJ Level IV platform includes a sloping partial roof cover and a floor-to-roof front shield. The shield features two sliding center doors and batwing doors on the outer edges, plus independent power for two Go Lights. The ADP provides room for up to four fully-dressed officers and is equipped with two locking gun ports, four 5” x 9” sliding gun ports, four bullet proof glass sight ports, and 2 wireless video cameras attached to the front of the platform with video feed to the equipment operator.
When the Armored Deployment Platform is mounted on the vehicle, the operator can raise it to 11 feet so that entry can be made on both the first and second floors, and the roofs. The platform height is also ideal for airplane assault incidents. In a vehicle take down, the platform can be slanted downward for crowd control and rescues.
The ADP allows a bomb squad to be delivered closer to the proximity of a suspicious device eliminating long walking distances in heavy protective gear. The Rook can deliver the platform where other vehicles can’t go including schools, malls, large crowds and more. The platform can be detached and used as a fortified position with room for an additional three officers as opposed to hand-carried ballistic shields. Additional uses include hostage rescue, suspicious package removal, bus assaults and delivering hostage negotiation supplies all while behind Level IV Armor.
The Hydraulic Breaching Ram attachment delivers 6,500 psi of pressure and much more power than a traditional hand-carried ram. This standard attachment can extend out from 6 to 10 feet and give a controlled breach of the structure including block walls, reinforced steel doors, wood and concrete, hurricane windows and windows protected by burglar bars.
The ram is equipped with four low-light video and one infrared camera, forward-view cameras recessed into the end – one on each side and one in front-giving the operator a 360° view of the breaching area. The video images are transmitted to the viewing screen inside the cab with the operator. The operator can view single camera feeds full screen or divide the screen into 8 views to see all ram cameras, and all of these can be transmitted to the command center.
Controlled breach of the structure and a 360° view of the breaching area
The Grapple Claw can be utilized to gain access to attics where suspects might be trying to hide or seek protection from ground level exposure. With 4,500 lbs. of lifting capacity, use of the grapple claw in removing fortified doors, burglar bars, or exterior shrubbery can simplify access for armed officers. The grapple claw also aides in disaster relief efforts with the ability to remove debris from streets for emergency responders’ access.
The Vehicle Extraction Tool was fabricated for powerful use in the immobilization or removal of a vehicle in tactical applications. The tool can be used to push or pull a parked vehicle, pick up the car completely and move to a safe location, or positioned to lift rear wheels of an occupied vehicle to render it immobile.
These four mission-specific attachments are only part of what comes standard with the vehicle. Check out our full line of features.
About The Rook
The Rook is a tactical vehicle custom designed and fabricated by Ring Power Corporation from a Cat® chassis and contains rubber tracks, dual joystick controls, cameras, gun port holes, rear and front lights, an enclosed cab with air conditioning/heat and operator comfort seat, custom installed bullet-proof glass, and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.
Highlights provided by the Cat® Compact Track Loader chassis:
About Ring power
In 1962, Ring Power Corporation became a full-line Caterpillar dealer in North Florida, and later expanded its authorized territory to include Central Florida. Ring Power began production of The Rook in 2007 continuing our dedication to safety and excellence.
Today, Ring Power Corporation has become one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in the Southeastern United States through dedication to the mission of customer service. Currently, more than 2,000 employees at over 25 locations work hard to provide the highest quality equipment, backed by responsive, professional service and support at every level.