Jankel, world-class specialist in the design and manufacture of high-specification armored, light tactical and counter-terrorism vehicles with customized protection systems for defense, security and NGO’s worldwide, will be attending AUSA 2018. The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition, the largest Land Warfare tradeshow in North America, will be taking place in Washington DC, 8-10 October 2018.
US-based Jankel Tactical Systems (Jankel), aligned to the wider UK-based group, is already extremely well-established in North America. In 2018, JTS’s already strong Commercial Armoured Vehicle (CAV) business, increased growth by a tremendous 300%. This striking increase in sales is attributed to increased orders from Jankel’s core clients; the US Departments of Defense, US Department of State, the Canadian Department of National Defense, and Global Affairs Canada; all of whom support operations worldwide. In addition, Jankel secured new customer opportunities with the US Customs and Border Patrol, US Marshalls, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency.
Jankel’s growth in North America has focused on ‘Hot Formed Armored’ discreet platforms and the delivery to niche protection and high performance mobility requirements for platforms indigenous to the countries within which they operate; including the Chevrolet 3500 HD Suburban, Toyota Land Cruiser 79 Series Double Cab and Mercedes Sprinter 3500 XD.
Looking ahead, Jankel is focused on the continued expansion of their US business footprint. Future tactical vehicle growth in 2019 and beyond is projected to be strong. Launching the proven Jankel FOX family of Tactical Vehicles into Latin America and Africa supporting the US Combatant Command priorities for Security Assistance. Increased collaboration with the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), as well as with Combatant Command’s Security Assistant branches, has led to numerous opportunities for the FOX family, where global fleet commonality across variants, proven performance, OEM parts and Jankel components is a vital strength of the brand.
In addition to their wide range of vehicle protection capabilities, Jankel is targeting the provision of specialist seating and survivability systems. Jankel Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs increased significantly in 2018 with the provision of BLASTech Seating solutions for Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) and new production vehicles for US allied nations. This growth is only set to continue as the need for vehicle occupant survivability increases as a national priority within hostile environments. As such, the Jankel family of companies are continuing to invest in the product development of next generation of Blast Mitigation technology.
Dave Binnarr, Vice President of Defense Programs at Jankel said: “The USA continues to be a strong market focus for Jankel. Jankel has enjoyed great success here to date, further underlining the credibility of the products and services we offer. Without problems there wouldn’t be customers. Jankel’s business thrives off of our ability, experience, and willingness to solve our customers’ problems. Whether it’s providing a service, a product, or full cradle to grave program support, we look at every opportunity objectively. Our global footprint, agile business style, and partnerships allow us to aggressively address our customer’s capability gaps today and support their requirements of tomorrow. Jankel’s protection systems, manufactured in the USA, are in-service across multiple platforms, saving US lives today and into the future.” He added: “AUSA will be a great opportunity for Jankel to network further within the arena of US defense vehicle manufacturers and prime contractors.”