La Verne, CA: AARDVARK is excited to announce the expansion of their portfolio with the Kinetic Breaching Tool (KBT). The KBT was purpose-built from the ground up to solve a specific problem for tactical units: filling the gap between manual forced entry and explosive breaching. This tool employs the best of physics in the form of a self-contained, jack-hammer style impact ram driven by a powder-actuated cartridge. This allows a large amount of energy to be precisely directed into locking mechanisms, hinges, or braces while minimizing the chances of collateral projectiles.
Although it weighs just 28 pounds, this tool has an energy output of 850 ft-lbs and comes with an eight-cartridge replaceable magazine. This allows the KBT to quickly breach fortifications that would otherwise be unbreachable or would simply take too long to breach, potentially exposing breachers to unsafe situations. These techniques include “Dead Man” and “Jamaican” bracing techniques, as well as outward swinging steel security screens and metal doors. The KBT also increases operator safety by allowing breachers to work from behind a shield or from the side of the door. This is a ready-to-use device that can dramatically increase breaching effectiveness and operator safety in ways that traditional breaching tools cannot.
KBT is currently in use by hundreds of units worldwide, delivering breaching solutions that minimize risk and maximize mission stability. This tool is more than a breaching device: it allows operators and units to approach their mission with heightened security.
Commenting on KBT’s technology, AARDVARK CEO Jon Becker states that: “The KBT is the most revolutionary breaching technology I’ve ever seen. It allows for extremely rapid breaching, and can bring down doors that are nearly impossible to breach without fatiguing the breacher. For large or complicated breaches, there is no other technology available that does what KBT can.”
The Kinetic Breaching Tool is available now, exclusively from AARDVARK. Visit KBT.AARDVARKTactical.com to learn more.
About AARDVARK: Founded in 1987, AARDVARK is a leading distributor and system integrator specializing in products that protect tactical operators from Local, State, Federal, and Military Units. AARDVARK finds, develops, and manufactures purpose-built products that enhance tactical operator safety, and is fully committed to products that are designed for the end-user, their mission, and their protection. AARDVARK is headquartered in La Verne, CA.
About Kinetic Breaching Technologies: We are a group of problem solvers who put practical engineering first to bring law enforcement and tactical units the in-field solutions they need. Based in Bellevue, Washington, Kinetic Breaching Technologies is effectively revolutionizing entry techniques with the latest in technology and design.