TenCate Ceratego™ armour is a solution that matches customers’ demands for maximum protection and good value for money, based on the overall cost of ownership – the total cost of owning and maintaining every single platform. It ensures a low rate of wear on the vehicle, low transport weight, low fuel costs and reasonable total operating costs even under the most extreme conditions.
TenCate Ceratego™ meets international standards and requirements that include European Standard EN1522, FB6 and FB7. TenCate Ceratego™ is specially designed to provide level I to level IV protection in accordance with NATO STANAG 4569, including specific customer demands within the same protection range.
PROTECTION OF VEHICLES, SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT
TenCate Ceratego™ provides an ideal level of protection for vehicles, ships and aircraft as well as for equipment attached to such platforms, including remote weapon stations and periscopes. TenCate Ceratego™ also provides a high level of protection for personnel inside these platforms. It has high resistance to the shock and vibration spectrum generated in tracked vehicles and ships, and from blasts created by large-caliber weapons.
TenCate Ceratego™ is a collection of durable ballistic products that can be customized to comply with specific requirements regarding protection, shape, weight, color and cost. The panels can also be painted in colors that match customers’ requirements and design concepts. Protective panels made with TenCate Ceratego™ can be designed to use different mounting systems. The panels
can be attached using:
• studs on the platform, using bolts
• a clamp or rail system that avoids holes, thus keeping ballistic gaps to the minimum
TenCate Ceratego™ armor can be coated with TenCate Rosist™, a multi-resistant protectant, and is available in a range of different finishes. By using special TenCate Advanced Armor bonding technology and coatings, TenCate Ceratego™ armor achieves secondary properties such as resistance to the effects of UV light, salt fog environments, hydraulic fluids, ordinary chemicals and decontaminating agents. It does not swell or hydrolyze in either fresh water or salt water.
TenCate Ceratego™ is characterized by low specific areal density, flexibility in structural design, low panel thickness, low weight and high strength and stiffness.
TENCATE CERATEGO™ TECHNOLOGY
TenCate Ceratego™ provides protective solutions made with a hard strike face consisting of a range of different types of ceramics or metals, with a fiber material backing. TenCate Advanced Armor has extensive experience in combining ceramics and metals with carefully selected fibre materials in order to provide durable ballistic protection solutions. The fiber materials used in these products are normally aramids, high-performance polyethylene, fiberglass and carbon fiber, or combinations of these materials.