Advanced Armour


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.

Our latest news

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TenCate levert bepantseringsystemen voor Iver Huitfeldt fregatten en Absalon bevoorradingsschepen van Koninklijke Deense Marine

    TenCate Naval Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armour heeft een order ontvangen van de logistieke organisatie (DALO) van de Deense Koninklijke Marine voor de levering van ballistische bescherming voor de fregatten van de Iver Huitfeldt klasse en de bevoorradingsschepen van de Absalon klasse. De te leveren bepantseringsystemen voorzien in een lichtgewicht oplossing voor de bescherming van bedrijfskritische onderdelen van deze marineschepen. De modulaire kits worden in de komende maanden geleverd en op de schepen geïnstalleerd. Financiële details worden niet verstrekt.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TenCate boekt order in Azië voor geavanceerde marine-armoursystemen

    TenCate  Advanced Armour heeft een driejarig contract afgesloten met een in Singapore gevestigde scheepsbouwer voor het ontwerp, de ontwikkeling en bouw van lichtgewicht ballistische bescherming voor de bemanning en bedrijfskritische apparatuur op een aantal grote zeeschepen voor een eindgebruiker in het Midden-Oosten. De bescherming moet zorgen voor verhoogde overlevingskansen voor de bemanning aan boord van de schepen zonder in te boeten aan snelheid of prestaties. Na een aantal andere recente commerciële successen versterkt TenCate Advanced Armour met deze nieuwe order haar positie in de maritieme markten in de regio’s EMEA en APAC. Over de hoogte van de order worden geen mededelingen gedaan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TenCate Advanced Armour supplies armour for anti-piracy operations


    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.

  • TenCate Advanced Armour onthult lichtgewicht NIJ-niveau IV schild op IDEX

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

    TenCate Advanced Armour heeft in samenwerking met de Europese Special Forces een nieuwe generatie ultra-lichtgewicht draagbare antiballistische schilden ontworpen. Hiermee kunnen manschappen worden voorzien van de best mogelijke bescherming tegen uiteenlopende soorten munitie. De nieuwe TenCate Targa-light™ CX schilden presteren beter dan alle andere schilden in de markt en hebben qua draagbaarheid hun gelijke niet op NIJ-niveau IV. Dit is het hoogste niveau voor persoonlijke bescherming van het Amerikaanse National Institute of Justice.

  • TenCate Advanced Armour opent verkoopkantoor in Verenigde Arabische Emiraten voor Midden-Oosten

    TenCate Protector

    TenCate Advanced Armour maakt de opening bekend van een verkoopkantoor in het Midden-Oosten. Yohann Barnaud, voorheen salesmanager van TenCate Advanced Armour voor de Gulf Cooperation Council regio en Oost-Europa, is benoemd tot directeur.

  • 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.

  • TenCate Advanced Armour bepantseringleverancier aan QinetiQ voor opnieuw 100 Foxhounds

    Foxhound Vehicle

    TenCate Advanced Armour is door QinetiQ geselecteerd als leverancier van de bepantsering voor de Foxhound LPPV, een militair 4X4 voertuig. De aanvankelijke productie van 200 voertuigen wordt gevolgd door een order van nog eens 100 voertuigen, die door General Dynamics European Land Systems, Force Protection Europa, worden geleverd aan het Britse ministerie van Defensie (MoD). Er worden geen financiële details verstrekt.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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