Spike strips are designed to stop and disable vehicles. This technology has the potential to support multiple missions including:
- Force protection
- Vehicle checkpoint operations
They are a hand emplaced, prefabricated strip of materiel with embedded, hollow steel spikes used to impede vehicle progression. Spiked strips cause a rapid deflation of tires within 10 seconds, allowing for controlled deceleration at access control points and checkpoints. Multiple Services employ this device.