Chiron’s armour platform was developed and trialled as a weapons training and combat sports application, tested over several years under the brand ‘Unified Weapons Master®’ (UWM®). UWM’s test event, featuring expert weapons martial artists from around the world, received overwhelmingly positive feedback from fans globally and extensive media coverage.
Chiron’s unique, highly protective, lightweight and agile armour also drew the attention of several defence organisations, who expressed interest in utilising our armour to enhance the training and safety of personnel preparing for violent operational encounters.
Given the opportunity to help save Australian personnel lives, Chiron is currently focused on further developing its defence and law enforcement products and training capability.
The UWM technology and test event was extensively covered by the international media.
Chiron’s flagship product the X1, is engineered to absorb extreme CQC impacts, from blunt force trauma and man-marking rounds, providing unparalleled levels of realism and safety. The Chiron-X1 combines superior agility and manoeuvrability, with extremely high levels of protection to enable personnel to really ‘Train as they Fight’ using realistically high levels of force and speed. Personnel can switch seamlessly from kinetic to non-kinetic training while engaging within traditional safety distances.
Future upgrades include the Chiron-X2 globally patented, intelligent body armour platform. The Chiron-X2, incorporates software and analytics into the X1 to improve the safety and effectiveness of CQC training through the immediate collection and analysis of data from each individual CQC training engagement. Sensors record the force and anatomical location of both CQC strikes and man-marking rounds. The sensors are linked to a medical database providing real-time anatomical injury analysis, with customised reporting on individual and group performance. Long-term data analysis from the Chiron-X2 will significantly improve CQC offensive and defensive effectiveness, helping to save lives in operational situations.
TESTED WITH DEFENCE & LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chiron has conducted a range of successful defence and law enforcement high-impact CQC training and simulation trials with Army, Navy Boarding, Military Police and State Police units. End-user feedback is that Chiron’s armour and technology significantly enhances training safety, realism and personnel performance compared to other products.
Defence Trials of the Chiron-X1 Armour
Chiron has partnered with specialist combative training company Kinetic XR to offer a ground-breaking training capability, combining state-of-the-art technologies to simulate real combat with unprecedented accuracy and safety. Chiron will combine its X-Series training armour with Kinetic’s proven combative training program, and customised virtual-reality solution, to deliver an immersive training solution to defence and law enforcement organisations.
“This kit allows optimum training for military and law enforcement. To be able to use my equipment, deliver blows, fire rounds and get as close to reality as possible without anyone being injured. There is nothing that allows us to achieve that …except for this armour.”
Paul Cale – CEO, Kinetic Fighting and
Creator of the ADF’s Army Combatives Program
This “intelligent” armour features high levels of safety and protection and is linked to a patented scoring system that scientifically measures the force and anatomical location of strikes to the armour. The software instantly processes a score based on the damage that would have occurred to an unprotected body.
Chiron’s world-leading technology, developed to pioneer a new category in combat sports, is creating a paradigm shift in CQC training for defence, law enforcement, security and corrections.