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Military & Rescue Audio Systems

Military and Rescue Services Audio Markets

Typical Applications:

Base, Site Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
'Lockdown' and Mass Notification
Site Security Services
Military Alarms

Military & Rescue Public Address, 'Tannoy'

Military bases are usually very large sites with numerous buildings - some airfield sites may cover areas of 2-4 square km's or more. Used by the military and associated rescue services, station 'tannoy' announcements are used to inform the site staff and military personnel about important issues and in many cases to provide vital indications of alert and security actions.

Abletek has worked directly for different military organisations in support of new audio installation projects, design and support of system expansion and maintenance. Specific design challenges associated with the military relate to scale and size of the installations together with the local constraints and distances. We are experienced, specialist audio and acoustic engineering contractors with extensive knowledge and experience of working within the military and rescue services audio market sector.

Military Security & Alarms

Most (we suspect all) military bases employ a Public Address (PA), 'Tannoy' system application. Many of these (especially the airfield sites) also use these systems to provide specific security and alarm tones to indicate certain important events.

Abletek has worked to support a number of military bases with upgrades and migration of their audio systems to include the re-recording of old existing tones/alarms. Designed and installed digitally through new media (WAV and MP3 files) for storage/playback - tones such as: Crash, Fire, NBC, Air Raid, All Clear.

Military and Rescue Audio Clients: (example projects)

Some of our military and rescue clients and project examples: (more, click HERE)

RAF Coningsby - Lincolnshire
Military Base
MAGPAS - Huntingdon
Helicopter Rescue
RAF Coningsby MAGPAS

Huge installation with 1000's of loud speakers spread across the site to nearly 100 buildings. Long distances and local cabling infrastructure limitations provide challenge to system design. 30+ separately but linked system installations / local amplifier stacks together with a number of cascading priority primary site-wide broadcast inputs further add to the technical challenge of this large site.

Our customer operates a heli-med rescue service from the RAF base near Huntingdon. We are asked to design and install an audio system to provide broadcast alerts within the support offices and helicopter hanger - used by the heli-med staff to raise and co-ordinate new emergency rescue 'shouts'. 



Commercial Audio Applications: To find out more about military & rescue and wider commercial audio applications, click HERE.