BMI Defense Systems custom engineers gunner platforms that can be installed in a variety of military or armored vehicles. Our platforms can be mounted directly to the floor, cantilever off of a sidewall, or be integrated into an existing seat structure. The platforms are height adjustable to accommodate the full range of potential gunners from the shortest to tallest (5th to 95th percentile).
BMI begins all its designs with the assumption that the vehicle should not be permanently modified in any way that would prevent the vehicle manager from returning it to its original configuration if they choose. Therefore no cutting, welding, or drilling/tapping of holes is required to complete the installation.
BMI Defense Systems' Ratchet Gunner Platforms (RGP) are manually adjustable and do not require hydraulics or electrical assist to achieve the desired height. BMI's patented ratchet mechanism allows full height adjustability without the need for external pins that are hard to insert. In addition, the actuator pedal drops the platform to full depression in seconds when required.
The redesigned standing surface of the platform eliminates the safety hazard caused by weapon lube and CLP that typically pools on the surface. Additionally, the Toe Cue™ provides a positive stop to keep the gunner's feet from slipping off the edge and allows him to know where his feet are located on the platform without looking down.
MRAP & M-ATV Gunner Platform Variations
Maxx Pro Energy Attenuating RGP
GS2R Rotating Energy Attenuating Platform
M-ATV Energy Attenuating RGP
Energy Attenuation Technology
BMI Defense System’s patented Energy Attenuating (EA) Gunner Platforms utilize the latest technology in blast protection to attenuate the forces normally transferred to the gunner in the event of an IED or mine blast. Our EA Platforms have been verified in laboratory and live fire testing by the US DoD and proven in combat in multiple theaters around the world.
The optional energy-absorbing platform pads further protect gunners and scouts against lower extremity injuries and allow the gunner to stand for longer periods of time in the turret while traveling.
Standard Gunner Platform Variations
Navistar Husky Gunner Platform
MTVR Gunner Platform
LAV Rail Platform
Gunner Platform Variants
Cat I Energy Attenuating RGP BMI P/N 700-1630 NSN 2540-01-570-0762
Cat II Energy Attenuating RGP BMI P/N 700-1631 NSN 2540-01-573-3341
Maxx Pro Energy Attenuating RGP BMI P/N 700-1633 NSN 2540-01-573-3278
Maxx Pro Dash Energy Attenuating RGP BMI P/N 700-1704 NSN 2540-01-572-1875
GS2R Rotating Energy Attenuating Platform BMI P/N 102-0005 NSN 2540-01-592-8336
M-ATV Energy Attenuating RGP BMI P/N 700-5050 NSN 2510-01-570-2495
Navistar Husky Gunner Platform BMI P/N 600-3350 NSN 2510-01-598-9415
MTVR Gunner Platform BMI P/N 600-1800
LAV Rail Platform BMI P/N 700-4610
NOTE: BMI Defense Systems' Gunner Platforms and EA Systems are covered by numerous USA and Foreign Patents issued and pending.