How Mobile Fighting Positions Can Be Utilized By Officers

Aug 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Adam Baird

A mobile fighting position (MFP) is a rapid deployment ballistic shield and barricade that protects officers during combat. MFPs can be maneuvered over long distances, increasing operators' mobility and survivability. This kind of equipment is proven to be beneficial as officers are allowed to respond and defend against hasty/rapid deployment attacks. MFPs can be best utilized by SWAT units, nuclear security officers, and educational institutions.

SWAT Units

SWAT teams require specialized equipment and tactics to carry out their missions. These missions often involve high-risk situations as they take action against terrorism, violent confrontations, and kidnappings. In most of these cases, time is of the essence and action must be taken rapidly. An MFP can be deployed in seconds and will pair efficiently with the weapons that SWAT units are equipped with. Automatic and specialized firearms can be easily utilized behind an MFP and officers can also maintain protection while using non-lethal weapons such as smoke bombs and stun grenades.

Nuclear Security

Nuclear security officers are given a massive responsibility to protect critical assets and infrastructure from outside threats. Nuclear and radiological materials that are in the process of storage are considered to be highly sensitive materials that require professional protection as well as government-regulated security functions and safeguards. MFPs can benefit these officers greatly by providing the mobility required to protect an entire facility including entry and exit points. Officers can increase their versatility of protection by placing mobile fighting positions in key areas of the facility. The tactical advantage of MFPs is made clear when compared to engaging in combat from a fixed position with less mobility.

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions such as high schools and college universities have seen an increased risk of active shooter incidents and threats in recent years. Active shooter response has become a major safety initiative for schools across the country prompting both school boards and law enforcement to implement appropriate action plans and procedures. The rapid deployment as well as the enhanced mobility and versatility provided to officers by MFPs can also help them confront attackers from key areas within school facilities. Officers will also have a better chance of keeping the shooter in a confined area of the facility away from students and faculty. MFPs can be built to blend in between certain everyday items around the building making them less noticeable until use is required.

Contact Kontek Industries

Kontek Industries specializes in ballistic and blast rated armor systems for DOD, nuclear facilities, law enforcement, and a wide range of other organizations. The Mobile Fighting Position - Lite offers the ability for operators to dictate their cover and angles of fire as opposed to simply relying on their existing environment. Operators are also allowed to respond and defend against hasty or rapid development attacks. The fighting position can be deployed in seconds and its small form factor allows it to be hand carried or stored in the trunk of a vehicle.

Contact the office at Kontek Industries today to discuss your armor system needs.

Topics: Ballistic Shield

Adam Baird

Published by Adam Baird

Adam Baird is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Kontek Industries. Adam handles many operational responsibilities such as contract reviews, purchasing, CNC machining, and light fabrication. He also plays a role as a key decision maker for the organization. Prior to joining Kontek, Adam worked as an engineer at Marathon Oil Corporation. His prior engineering work is credited as a driving force behind seeking education in Explosives Engineering. Adam has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Explosives Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. During his time at Missouri S&T, Adam developed sophisticated skills in the integration of explosive technology into complex systems for a wide range of applications. Adam also developed strong business management skills while obtaining a Master's degree in business administration at Nicholls State University.