Raven’s Challenge: Not Your Average Competition and Dotworkz is going with BASH
Raven’s Challenge: A joint DOD/Federal and international Bomb Squad/EOD training competition where teams participate in hyper-realistic bomb scenarios.
Specifically, the North West Region Raven’s Challenge is a five day event held in Elma, Washington attended by bomb squads and military EOD personnel from several states, agencies and Canada. The 8th annual challenge, sponsored by ATF, is designed to exercise and build realistic regional inter-agency capability to respond with explosive threats and evaluate military cohesive team work and law enforcement.
According to ATF, scenarios include the detonation of a bomb on a bus with a secondary device, a Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near a transportation node, a booby trap device in a sealed container, IED’s on critical infrastructure targets, and many more. ATF also states that the challenge runs at the same times as three other events in Huntsville, Washington DC, and Phoenix. All of the live events from the multiple challenges are sent directly to DC so that the FBI command center can analyze the data and create the “big picture” for post-challenge investigation of a national terrorist assault.
RF System Lab is honored and excited to have received an invitation to participate in this challenge. The VJ-Advance articulating video borescope is being used for challenges by the Seattle Bomb Squad to assist in their efforts investigating and defeating IED threats. Joel Riling, RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs, is currently observing the action at the event.
Interested in learning more about how the VJ-Advance video borescope can assist with Military EOD scenarios? Check out the RF System Lab website or call 888-787-6526 for additional information.
More about BASH…
Ballistic Anti-Shock Housing or BASH is the first of its kind providing the ultimate mobilized security protection for your camera. BASH™ was designed to withstand anything that this world can throw at it, literally. BASH’s strength comes from it’s Armored Reflective Lens that both hides and protects the equipment inside. It has a unique 12 point floating stabilization system called Shell-Shock Vibration Suppression. It’s compact design mounts and looks just like any mountable auxiliary truck light. The Thermal Temperature Control creates a barrier for your camera that fights against temperature changes from -40 degrees F all the way up to 167 degrees F while allowing the camera inside to operate at its desired temperature. With an IP68 rating, BASH™ can withstand up to 2 meters (6.5′) of water. Its IK10 vandal/anti-theft rating is the maximum security protection and can only be found with BASH™. BASH™ is also multi-camera ready supporting GoPro’s, Low Profile PTZ’s, and Minidome cameras.