Blast Absorption Systems Ltd (BASL) was formed to investigate and develop a patented Blast Protection System, devised by Chartered Architect Simone de Gale ARB RIBA, which utilizes the concept of pre-stressed components to absorb and counter blast type stresses with a reduction in weight. The technology has a wide range of applications across a broad spectrum of military and civilian fields. The Company was incorporated in 2009 with a number of founder partners and shareholders.
The idea was originally conceived as a means of reducing the weight and cost of a building and is particularly relevant to blast proof building construction. Opportunities have been developed for applications where the increases in strength and stiffness properties and reduction of weight of BASL® bending pre-stress technology are a key benefit.
Stronger and lighter engineering, manufacturing and construction materials will improve designs and save costs across a wide range of applications.
Applications include providing increased survivability from IED attacks against vehicles in the land environment. It is particularly suitable for light and medium armoured patrol vehicles and vital parts of command and logistic vehicles. The technology is integrated into the vehicle design.
Throughout the world there is increasing concern about security and safety of personnel, be they from armed forces, government servants or non-government organizations, and our intended research areas and sectors produces blast absorption products that increase protection, security and safety in hostile environments, especially where IEDs are a threat.