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Welcome to TenCate Advanced Armour

TenCate Advanced Armour solutions have proved their worth in conflict zones, security operations and policing duties all around the world. Our engineering team designs customised protection solutions tailored to meet the terms with specific customer requirements that include threat levels, weight and cost. Our solutions are lightweight so it only adds a minimum of weight, thus providing a maximum of protection with only minimal reduction in maneuverability.

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  • TenCate ABDS™ Active Blast Countermeasure System proves Quantum Leap in Soldier Survivability

    TenCate ABDS test

    German BAAINBW and Dutch DMO have in two parallel projects tested the ABDS™ Blast Countermeasure System on full scale fully instrumented blast test rigs and APC vehicles.

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  • Market Survey 2015: Help Us Learn

    Survey, Armour, TenCate

    TenCate Advanced Armour is currently conducting a survey of the international armour market in order to improve. We are especially interested to know what you think of us. The first 25 to complete the survey and leave their contact details will receive a special gift as a thank you. 

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  • TenCate awarded contract from BAE Systems for protection of CV90s to Norway

    BAE CV9030 TenCate Advanced Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armour in Denmark has been selected by BAE Systems Hägglunds as supplier of protection for the ongoing upgrade and new-build program of CV90 vehicles to the Norwegian Army. The contract further builds on the competences of the Danish TenCate site as House of Excellence for vehicle survivability. No financial details will be provided.

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  • TenCate supplies armour systems for Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of Royal Danish Navy

    TenCate Naval Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armour has secured an order from the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for ballistic protection of the Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The armour systems to be supplied will provide a fully engineered, lightweight solution for the protection of mission-critical areas of the Navy ships. The modular armour kits will be supplied and installed on the ships over the next months. No financial details will be provided.

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  • TenCate and US ARMY RDECOM advance to phase two of multi-year of TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system technology evaluation program

    TenCate and US ARMY RDECOM advance to phase two of multi-year of TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system technology evaluation program

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA and the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) have signed a multi-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to evaluate, under the direction of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and with assistance from other RDECOM Agencies, the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system for enhanced soldier protection. The technology evaluation program now enters the second phase, ensuring that this protection solution is robust and ready to reduce injuries and save military lives.

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  • TenCate acquires Smart Body Armor® technology from Newport Sensors

    Body Armor

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA has acquired from Newport Sensors, Inc., an industry leader in sensor technology innovation, the groundbreaking sensor technology that provides body armor users the ability to inspect, in real-time, the ballistic integrity of hard body armor inserts. The TenCate Smart Body Armor® technology, a network of sensors integrated onto the surface of the hard body armor insert, has been validated through extensive testing conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Army.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour at Security Essen 2014

    Security Essen

    TenCate Advanced Armour will be present at Security ESSEN 23-26 September, showing cutting-edge protection solutions for cash in transit and VIP vehicles as well as personal protection solutions. Meet us in Hall 6.0, stand 320

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour shows next generation helicopter armour at Eurosatory

    TenCate Advanced Armour shows next generation helicopter armour at Eurosatory

    TenCate Advanced Armour has developed a helicopter armour solution based on the Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology from DSM which will dramatically reduce the weight and increase aircraft payload. The solution will be supplied to a European aerospace OEM and will be in service in a European country. TenCate Advanced Armour is official launch partner of DSM Dyneema at Eurosatory.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armor to supply armor materials to Huntington Ingalls Industries

    Ship

    TenCate Advanced Armor USA is selected to provide armor materials for Huntington Ingalls Industries for LHA 7. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ latest amphibious assault ship, Tripoli (LHA 7), will incorporate TenCate composite armor.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour to supply Nexter Systems for armoured vehicle requirement

    TenCate Advanced Armour Danmark A/S has won a contract for the supply of lightweight composite armour to Nexter Systems. The TenCate armour system to be supplied protects vehicle occupants against the effects of blasts, fragments, and projectiles. The solution is engineered to fit the Nexter vehicle platform. No financial details will be published.

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  • TenCate awarded important US defense contract of US Dollar 30 million

    TenCate Advanced Armor US

    TenCate Advanced Armor in Newark (Ohio), USA, has been selected by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, the prime contractor for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle, to provide the GMV 1.1 armor solution. This order has a value of about US Dollar 30 million. Revenues will be generated in the next three to four years. Initial production will start during the second half of 2014.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour selected as supplier for GDELS EAGLE V 4X4 for Germany

    TenCate Advanced Armour selected as supplier for GDELS EAGLE V 4X4 for Germany

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected as supplier for General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for the delivery of lightweight and modular armour systems for a total of 176 vehicles for the German Bundeswehr to be supplied by 2015.

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  • TenCate selected by Embraer for supplying ballistic protection for Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft

    Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected by aerospace manufacturer Embraer as the supplier of aerospace armour for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft. The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor for the aircraft. No financial details will be published.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema intensify mutual cooperation

    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM

    TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema are intensifying their mutual cooperation for launching innovative products and bringing personnel armour solutions to the international defense and law enforcement markets. At the Milipol 2013 exhibition, held from November 19-22 in Paris, TenCate will showcase its TenCate Multi-light™ insert portfolio using Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology products. Bringing complementary capabilities of both multinationals together in connection for protecting people is creating the best possible solutions for the market.

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  • TenCate selected by Aerotron Brazil as business partner for supplying ballistic protection for the Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft

    Embaer KC-390

    Aerotron Brazil, the prime contractor for the Embraer KC-390 project, has chosen TenCate Advanced Armour as its technical and industrial partner and the supplier of the materials and special processes. Aerotron Brazil and TenCate Advanced Armour are working closely together to finalize the design and to build the prototypes of the ballistic protection according to the schedule, weight and performance requirements for the Embraer KC-390 program.

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  • TenCate books Asian order for advanced naval armour systems

    TenCate Advanced Armour has booked a three year contract with a Singapore-based shipyard to design, develop and manufacture lightweight ballistic protection for crew and mission critical equipment on a number of large maritime vessels for a Middle Eastern end-user, ensuring increased survivability for the crew on board the vessels without impairing speed or performance. With this new order among a number of other recent commercial successes TenCate Advanced Armour further strengthens its position in the EMEA and APAC maritime markets. The amount of the order will not be published.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour reveals innovative lightweight ballistic inserts

    TenCate Advanced Armour has developed world’s lightest insert for protecting against one of the most common gun threats globally; the AK47 Mild Steel Core. The new TenCate Multi-light™ ultra lightweight ballistic solution offers unmatched protection and user comfort to soldiers and law enforcement personnel whilst ensuring high tactical mobility. These 750 square centimeter ballistic inserts have a record weight of less than 1 kilogram with less than 15 millimeter in thickness.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour provides ballistic protection for twin hulled offshore raider

    CTruk THOR

    At the DSEI exhibition in London from 10-13 September 2013, CTruk will be unveiling the new twin hulled offshore raider, THOR, a fast, stable and multi-role force protection craft for which TenCate Advanced Armour provides ballistic protection solutions.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour supplies materials for vehicles for Commando Corps

    TenCate Advanced Armour supplies anti-ballistic materials for 50 new vehicles for the Dutch Commando Corps, the so-called Air Transportable Tactical Vehicles. Wednesday, July 3 the Defence Materiel Organization signed a contract with the Dutch company Defenture.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour supplies armour for anti-piracy operations

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    TenCate Advanced Armour has secured an order for ballistic protection for the Danish Absalon class support ship Esbern Snare. The new order will provide the Royal Danish Navy with a lightweight solution for the protection of operators of small calibre gun mounts crucial in naval anti-piracy operations along the Horn of Africa.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour reveals lightweight portable NIJ level IV shield at IDEX

    TenCate Advanced Armour reveals lightweight portable NIJ level IV shield at IDEX

    TenCate Advanced Armour in collaboration with European Special Forces has developed a new generation of ultra lightweight portable anti-ballistic shields, designed to provide personnel with the best possible protection against many different types of ammunition. The new TenCate Targa-light™ CX shields outperform all other shields in the market and have no portable equivalent to date on NIJ level IV, the highest rating for body armour of the US National Institute of Justice.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour opens sales office in United Arab Emirates to serve the Middle East region

    TenCate Protector

    TenCate Advanced Armour announces the opening of a permanent sales office in the Middle East. Mr Yohann Barnaud, who has been managing TenCate Advanced Armour sales in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and Eastern Europe, has been appointed director.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour delivers protective armour for Danish frigates

    TenCate Advanced Armour has completed the delivery of ballistic protection systems for the second of three Danish Iver Huitfeldt frigates. Due to the modular approach by TenCate to the production of armour solutions, this was achieved before schedule and below budget. There was close collaboration with the Danish Defence Acquisition & Logistic Organisation.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour supplies armour to QinetiQ for another 100 Foxhounds

    Foxhound Vehicle

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected by QinetiQ as the supplier of armour for the Foxhound LPPV 4x4 military vehicle. Initial production of 200 vehicles has been followed by an order of a further 100 vehicles to be delivered by General Dynamics European Land Systems, Force Protection Europe, to the UK Ministry of Defence. No financial details will be published.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour to supply lightweight armour to Daimler

    TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected as supplier to Daimler AG for the ballistic protection of the Daimler Zetros protected transport trucks, due to be delivered to the German Bundeswehr. State of the art armour kits have been developed in close cooperation between Daimler and TenCate Advanced Armour. The order is a clear indication of the capability of TenCate Advanced Armour in providing high-end armour solutions to quality driven automotive customers. No financial details will be published.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour opens sales office Singapore to serve APAC region

    TenCate Advanced Armour has opened its sales office in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Mr Jacob Abelsen who has previously been the regional agent of TenCate Advanced Armour has been appointed director of this new entity in Singapore.

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  • TenCate ABDS™ blast protection system successfully tested

    TenCate Advanced Armour and ABDS A/S in Denmark in collaboration with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), have successfully completed a fullscale, underbelly improvised explosive device test on a 15ton flat-belly Armoured Personnel Carrier with fully integrated ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system.

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  • TenCate Advanced Armour reveals 3D moulding TenCate Liba® at DSEi

    TenCate Advanced Armour introduces at DSEi in London (UK) a highly sophisticated method of 3D moulding for the patented TenCate Liba® armour system, allowing to actually replace existing key components of armoured vehicles – such as hatches, doors and bonnets, all traditionally made from steel – with all-composite solutions.

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