One of the Rook's very strategic attachments is the Armored
Deployment Platform. The custom built NIJ Level IV platform
includes sloping partial roof cover, and floor-to-roof front shield
consisting of sliding center door and batwing doors on the outer
edges, plus independent power for two Go Lights. The ADP
provides room for up to five fully-dressed officers and is equipped
with four locking gun ports, four bullet proof glass sight ports,
and video cameras attached to the front of the platform with video
feed to the equipment operator.
When the Armored Deployment Platform is mounted on the vehicle,
the operator can raise it to 11 feet so that entry can be made on
both the first and second floors, and the roof. In a vehicle
takedown, the platform can also be slanted downward so shots can be
fired into a car without endangering pedestrians or other
The ADP will allow a bomb squad to be delivered closer to the
proximity of a bomb eliminating long walking distances in very
heavy protective gear.
With the attached rear platform lowered, three additional officers
can be carried to the scene more safely than stacking behind a
hand-carried ballistic shield. Additional uses include
explosive breaching, strategic team placement, hostage rescue and
delivering hostage negotiation phones, food, and medicines.