Armour for military vehicles
Protection against landmines and IEDs
The current operational theaters expose the whole vehicle fleet to the devastating threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). TenCate Advanced Armour can supply high-end armour solutions to counter or mitigate the threat posed by IEDs.
With the use of special materials and complex shapes, vehicle bellies can increase survivability against the threat posed by IEDs and anti-vehicle landmines. The solutions offered by TenCate Advanced Armour can be designed and produced to increase the level of protection at specific areas or parts to retain mission ability. TenCate Advanced Armour also provide complete solutions to provide protection for the whole vehicle and the occupants inside.
The blast and mine armour systems provided by TenCate Advanced Armour can be provided with full integration into OEM designs or as retro-fit application.
Reinforcing vehicle structures
TenCate Armourtex™ BL is a range of solutions designed to reinforce vehicle structures. These solutions can be fitted on existing vehicles, or alternatively they can be integrated into the production of new vehicles from the conception stage.
TenCate Armourtex™ BL mine protection solutions allow to mitigate the intensity of the shock wave transmitted to the vehicle to be diminished, thus ensuring:
- The integrity of the weak areas that can fail upon blast
- A lower and more steady deflection of the vehicles floor or sides
- An increased resistance to the mines generating fragments
Real world references
TenCate Armourtex™ BL mine protection solutions have had their suitability and effectiveness proven on actual vehicle blast tests on several vehicles including several lightweight vehicles. The solution has allowed for the vehicles to reach the Stanag 4569 AEP-55 level 2A certification. TenCate Armourtex™ BL is now integrated into the specific serial production of many of the vehicles.
Furthermore following an increased demand to protect personnel, vehicles and equipment from the threat of IEDs the vehicles has been deployed to several conflict zones. Over 600 vehicles are now in service.
TenCate Armourtex™ BL mine protection solutions have been developed through intensive laboratory dynamic screening and scale blast tests, conducted in collaboration with recognized institutes.
Technical data is available on request, including deflection, accelerations, chest wall velocity and dynamic response index on seats.