Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), a provider of law enforcement equipment and tactical training, will be exhibiting at the World Aviation Training Summit (WATS) again this year. The company will be showcasing its Tri-Fold system — a collection of lightweight, cabin-safe, single-use restraints and related accessories for use in controlling unruly passengers.
ASP Tri-Folds get their name from the way they collapse into a compact stowage configuration, each taking up less than 9 cubic inches of space. When needed, the polymer restraints pop out to create two large loops that are easy to slip on even the largest wrists. A quick pull of the central loop tightens and secures the Tri-Folds, and further security is provided by a push-button compression lock. The restraints do not use keys—they must be cut off — and the company offers an accessory called a Scarab Cutter, as a completely safe means of accomplishing this. Other system accessories include stowage bands and a variety of storage cases.
ASP Vice President of Sales, Daryell Harmon — who will be in the company’s booth (#616) at the WATS Conference — describes the Tri-Fold system as being optimal for aviation: Harmon says: “We understand the unique concerns of the industry, including space, weight, cost, and above all, safety. And this solution ticks all those boxes.” Harmon says that ASP Tri-Folds have been adopted by many airlines, and explains that the company also offers free passenger control training to companies deploying the system.