Heavy-Lift Asset Recovery System Ordered by U.S. Government Agencies

The Guardian Heavy-Lift System (HLS) from Sarcos Defense is a rapid-deploy system that can lift a Class 2 commercial vehicle and can be operated by a single person for asset recovery and emergency response missions in the field By DA Reporter / 03 Sep 2021

Several U.S. government agencies have purchased Sarcos Defense’s Guardian Heavy-Lift System (HLS), a first-of-its-kind, easily packable, pneumatic heavy-lift system designed to quickly and efficiently lift objects weighing up to 45,000 pounds for asset recovery and emergency response missions in the field.

Designed in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Guardian HLS system is comprised of a single battery-powered pneumatic compressor combined with two proprietary, reusable airbags made from Dyneema fiber. This design enables the safe and stable lift of heavy and bulky military assets, such as tactical land vehicles, machinery, and fuel tanks, where the speed, timing, and accuracy of operations are crucial. 

The rapid-deploy system can lift a Class 2 commercial vehicle in less than 60 seconds and can be operated by a single person. The fast, light, and stable system eliminates the need to carry high-pressure air canisters.

“These new contracts with the U.S. government for the Guardian HLS Heavy-Lift System are a great validation of the technology and proof point of Sarcos’ continued success and relationships in this sector,” said Tom Jackson, President, Sarcos Defense. 

“We are proud to support our government customers with a variety of solutions that address their specific needs.”

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