Dry Sacs Military / Police
Equipment and Vehicle - Waterproofing
Checkmate Flexible Engineering supplies a variety of waterproofing solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence. Products have included waterproof enclosures for Bowman radio equipped Royal Marines Land Rovers, various in theatre equipments for the UK Special Forces and a special waterproof bag for the 105mm Light Gun to keep electronic modules dry during amphibious assault operations.
Beach Recovery Vehicles (BRVs) tow or push vehicles which are drowned or bogged in during beach landing operations. They are also used to push back and re-float landing craft grounded in a falling tide. The Royal Marines’ BRV, known as the Hippo, is intended for deep wading but can still be damaged if water enters above its maximum wading depth. Checkmate Flexible Engineering designed and built flexible intake and out-take covers which can be quickly closed in order to protect the vehicle. Currently, four Hippos are in service, one each on HMS Albion and Bulwark, with two used by 11 Amphibious Trials and Training Unit Royal Marines (ATTURM).