Armour for military vehicles
Lightweight armour solutions
In modern day conflict zones, deployed troops and their vehicles often face the threats of asymmetrical warfare such as improvised explosive devices (IED) and rocket propelled grenades (RPG), as well as different types of firearms. The survivability of modern military vehicles and their crews is thus determined by the ability of the vehicles to withstand blast, fragments and explosively formed projectiles (EFP) from IEDs. This variety of threats demands effective armouring systems to provide adequate protection for the soldiers.
TenCate Advanced Armour provides armour solutions for a wide range of vehicles. These solutions are well-proven products whose effectiveness has been demonstrated in combat zones around the world. TenCate Advanced Armour lightweight vehicle protection systems add the minimum weight to vehicles, providing excellent protection with the least reduction in manoeuvrability and operational range. The high levels of ballistic protection are achieved by using the most lightweight solutions available such as TenCate Liba® or TenCate Ceratego™, which achieve the best possible solutions, combining lightness and strength. The solutions result in a high multi-hit capability, protecting the vehicle against the effects of multiple projectiles, blast and fragments.
TenCate Armourtex™ solutions for mine and blast protection provide the vehicle crews with an excellent chance of survival when exposed to the impact of explosions by a lightweight and flexible armour system.
Personnel are further protected by the TenCate Armourtex spall-liner system, which effectively limits the potentially lethal internal spalling.
Vehicle armour from TenCate Advanced Armour can be
provided by add-on solutions, spall liners and 3D structural
armour where key components such as hatches, doors,
bonnets etc. are replaced by all-composite solutions which
provide substantially better protection and a notable
reduction in weight in comparison to steel solutions.