Octagon Defence Systems
Protective Military Wall Defence Structures
When defence is so crucial that lives depend on it, quality engineering becomes paramount. You must insist on a premium product that provides not only a durable solution, but one that is able to withstand whatever it is subjected to. With a passion for innovative ideas, the engineers at Octagon Defence have designed a series of defence blocks that protect military personnel and civilians against some of the harshest conditions on the planet.
The Octagon Defence Structure, when interlocked, provides a protective wall or shelter which can be deployed during military and humanitarian operations. The defence blocks come in 3 different grades: The BDS1 for ballistic impact reduction, The FDS 2 for flood impact and the EDS3 for protection against the elements. Each Block is manufactured differently to ensure it withstands what it is being subjected to.
Ballistic Defence System Blocks - BDS 1
Due to the binding process when producing the BDS1 (ballistic defence system), the finished block has an elasticity which removes the sting of a bullet without chipping. This makes it extremely suitable for live fire situations. The Block’s primary advantage, over other force protection, is its ability to be used countless times. Made from none biodegradable material the blocks will far outlast any other ballistic defence structure on the market today. The Blocks can be joined together either single or double skinned, providing an impenetrable wall which can be tailored to specific threats. Production of the blocks is led by a team of experienced engineers and innovators who work closely together to ensure you get the very finest quality product for the job in hand.
BDS 1 Defence Blocks
BDS1 Defence Blocks are made with a unique polymer binder which has been buffed 100% the blocks have more elasticity than other ballistic blocks on the market today which means added longevity. They also have a unique patented interlocking system avoiding the use of messy glues to hold them in place. This means the rapid construction of an effective defensive wall with minimal manpower and resources is now possible.
We know that live ranges require unrivalled expertise together with a durable product. Whether it is live fire or simulation shoot houses, most situations require a product over 12" thick of bound rubber to encapsulate a live bullet. At the end of the product's shelf-life a range is often faced with the cost of disposing of any bullet - impregnated items and this can be costly. With this in mind, the BDS 1 block is designed for easy removal, allowing specific areas to be targeted and renewed. At the end of the blocks life, Octagon takes them back and puts them through a recycling process where they are turned into new ones. For further technical details please see the individual BDS1 Specification Sheet.
Military Flood Defence System
The geographical scope of floods and the physical and economic issues connected with them are difficult to predict. What is certain is that the damage they cause is on a vast scale, and there are no signs of this changing. The human effect can be devastating.
Not only are electricity, water supply and communications affected, but lives can be lost.
About two thirds of flooding includes surface water flooding - often after intense heavy rainfall overwhelms drainage systems. The correct and timely deployment of a substantial defence system is crucial if properties and lives are to be saved in the future.
The Octagon Flood Defence System creates a substantial wall that can be deployed with less manpower than conventional sand bags, and at a fraction of the cost of plastic barriers on the market today. A flood defence wall is primarily a vertical artificial barrier designed to temporarily contain the waters of a river or waterway which may rise to unusual levels during seasonal or extreme weather events.
Flood walls are mainly used where space is scarce, such as where building levees or dikes would interfere with existing buildings or commercial exploitation of embankments. This makes the FDS 2 (Flood Defence System) a suitable solution because it can be stacked close by, deployed quickly and efficiently, and is virtually indestructible.
FDS 2 Flood Defence System Blocks
The FDS 2 flood blocks have a polymer mix which makes them denser than water, providing a perfect solution for most flood situations. The blocks focus around providing commercially driven solutions to flood problems in tidal, pluvial and combined flooding scenarios. This helps to: optimise risk management and investment strategies in urbanised, farming and commercial areas at risk; work alongside outside agencies to understand the frequency, magnitude and potential of flooding sites; strategically place FDS 2 blocks, reducing the risk of loss often experienced during flooding.
For further technical details please see the individual FDS 2 Specification Sheet.
You can also view the FDS 2 Flood Defence System Blocks in action here on YouTube.
Military Defence Shelter
The cleverly engineered EDS 3 Defence Blocks are manufactured much lighter than their brother and sister. They are essentially a building block without the same advanced polymer engineering. Their interlocking system allows the rapid construction of an effective defensive wall with minimal manpower and resources required. Deployment is easier and quicker due to the blocks being slightly lighter in weight. Using the correct handling equipment the blocks can be stacked on and off of combat vehicles quickly and efficiently. This makes them suitable for war zones and humanitarian shelters alike.
Our Promise to you:
To deliver environmentally sound products that seek to dramatically reduce the impact of whatever they are subjected to.
To be a global leader in defence innovations, and to instil confidence in organisations and communities that deploy our defence systems. To use, source and supply products that are in keeping with an environmentally sound ethic.