History of RPAMS -
Experts in SXS Tactical ATV/UTV Mobility Systems & Accessories
RP Advanced Mobile Systems (RPAMS) began modestly by designing and developing innovative mobility accessories for U.S. Special Forces and U.S. Federal Agencies for their tactical
In addition, RPAMS developed and produced highly specialized armor which was uniquely applied to vehicle and personnel protection systems. The engineering strengths, depth of experience and fast solution response times of RPAMS became a relevant need for specialized units. RPAMS soon became synonymous with tactical mobility within the Special Operations community.
In response to clients’ requirements, RPAMS began to design complete tactical mobility systems for OEM’s. These vehicles incorporated:
- multi-modal tactical flatbeds with modular payload capabilities
- a folding roll cage (patent pending) to allow for CV-22 and MH-47 internal transport
- and a medical slide rail system (patent pending) for multi-position MEDEVAC litter carriage within the vehicle flatbed system.
These systems were the concept for the Nightprowler LTV and the genesis for a recently deployed LTATV stylized 2 and 4 seat tactical vehicle from Minnesota.
RPAMS began development of a hybrid bias-ply/radial
Soon after, RPAMS began development of a hybrid bias-ply/radial tire structure to address the USSOCOM need for a Run-Flat tire as well as the public consumer (agriculture and sportsman).
After exhaustive design and trials, the RP SOF Series 26x9x12 Type 2 run-flat was approved. This tire was eventually authorized to be used on the current FOSOV LTATV program of record and has enjoyed expansive sales in the consumer market. This tire has since evolved to include a 14 inch variant for other UTV/SXS platforms and is now available in a material composition to facilitate ice/snow environments. It also comes in tan and green colors for signature reduction (hunters).
The RP tire line further expanded in 2013 with the design and production of a consumer paddle tire designated RP DELTA FX. This highly effective paddle tire soon became a favorite amongst sand-duners due its large size and unique paddle design that included protective features from driving on black-top and hardened surfaces.
RPAMS developed a fatigue mitigation seat system.
In response to a heightening concern for LTATV/UTV/LTV occupant fatigue due to extended operations over austere terrain (JUON), RPAMS responded by developing a low cost seat system that incorporates:
- a layered reactive and memory
- an extensive MOLLE for personnel equipage
- a robust and breathable 1000
- a design that accounts for warfighter “battle-rattle” while assisting in seat restraint under lateral movements.
- a removable rear center cushion section (facilitate POB, waterpack, gear, etc) and lumbar support.
This advanced seat design has proven to be a true fatigue mitigation accessory for any number of LTATV/UTV and SXS vehicle systems.
RPAMS is currently working on development projects that integrate into the Can-Am SXS vehicles.
2012 to present has seen RPAMS embark on a highly compatible and long-term relationship with the highly capable BRP Can-Am Special Vehicles Group (SVG) which has resulted in RPAMS vehicle development projects integrated into the venerable Can-Am SXS lineup ultimately designed to enable future warfighters and LEO’s to be the most mobile and agile responders in the world.
RPAMS systems currently include:
- Strike C
- Strike M
- StrikeEnforcer (SWAT)
- and the all-new FireStrike (forest fire) response vehicles
These SXS vehicles are now being made available to elements of U.S., state and foreign allied Governments in support of their diligent efforts.
Our Production Facility
The production facility in McMinnville, Oregon now does final production of the RP SOF Series tires, all Strike system vehicles and all future mobility design/testing. The same facility will soon offer customers the opportunity to procure commercial BRP/Evinrude and Ski-Doo platforms.
RPAMS innovative combination of advanced design, dynamic testing, and product in-theatre experience has resulted in a reinforced mobility tactical know-how and lasting relationship with numerous elements of Special Forces and U. S. Government agencies.