The WG Wrap and Roll Spike design works on all vehicle’s types from ordinary SUV vehicles to HGV’s and heavy plant type vehicles, unlike hollow type or solid type spikes the this has a fluted design that makes a large and deep puncture in the target vehicle tyres and ensures 3 points of controlled deflation per spike.
Due to the compact size of the unit it can be carried in the front of the chase vehicle without having to first retrieve in from a specially make rack in the boot of the vehicle. It
It can be carried in a backpack or attached to a webbing belt which is useful for military or on foot tactical uses.
Several live tests were carried out on a range of different front and rear wheel drive vehicles at speeds of 40mph, 60mph and 70mphm in all cases it was clearly demonstrated that post impact with the device the vehicles were brought under control within a very short distance without the target vehicle losing its ability to negotiate turns successfully and without any additional risk to the occupants.
Across the UK, US and around the world, through thousands of successful stops, there has not been a single reported adverse incident, A 100% safety record. All units are provided with comprehensive training videos and manuals, and all systems are available in training versions using neoprene spikes. WG Spike is not available for sale to the general public, only Police, Military or Government agencies are eligible. In certain circumstance civilian organisations engaged in security operations are also considered.
Whilst no-one can guarantee the success against run flats with any tyre deflation system WG Spike has demonstrated both in the UK and the US that with proper coordination of force assets the damage imparted on a run flat by WG Spike is such that if the target vehicle if corralled or forced into a series of turns the target vehicles run fl at tyres are compromised after one or two miles of pursuit.
In response to requests from the UK Police WG Spike is now available in a 12m/40ft system designed for use on Motorways and wide dual carriageways. The additional length means Police units can now effectively close all lanes of a motorway with a single system.
The 40ft a system currently is use in the UK are also now used throughout Europe and the Middle East successfully ending pursuits.