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TenCate Presents New Lightweight Composite Armour Solution

TenCate Advanced Armour has designed a new composite armour solution with TenCate Armourtex BM to defeat explosive formed projectiles generated from improvised explosive devices.
by Staff Writers
Rotterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Nov 10, 2008
On Thursday November 6, 2008 during the NIVD - the Symposium and Exhibition for Defence and Security in Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands - TenCate Advanced Armour is presenting a new armour solution in lightweight composite for vehicle protection.

The new composite armour with TenCate Armourtex BM is designed to defeat roadside bombs used in conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

The balance between protection and mobility is a key factor in vehicle design, both for military and civilian applications. The weight of the armour protection therefore needs to be as low as possible while affording the greatest levels of protection.

TenCate Advanced Armour has designed a new composite armour solution with TenCate Armourtex BM to defeat explosive formed projectiles generated from improvised explosive devices. The weight is considerably lighter than traditional steel armour thus providing excellent protection of the men and women in the vehicle, while minimising the added weight to the vehicle.

TenCate Advanced Armour aims at a system approach by working together with vehicle manufacturers in order to establish the optimal configuration for vehicle protection.

The new armour will be ideal for the protection of armoured personnel carriers for the latest threat requirements. Excellent properties qualify the material for many present projects, as well as for future requirements. The nature of the new armour will also allow it to be a cost effective solution.

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