TenCate Protective Systems
TenCate Advanced Armour and TenCate Protective Fabrics USA have jointly started up an armour company in India: TenCate Protective Systems. The new facility will focus on both the defence and commercial applications of protective fabrics and armour composites.
There is a great deal of potential and keen interest in protective and flame-resistant products by the Indian military forces and paramilitary organizations and by Indian companies, including those involved in oil and gas extraction.
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Over the next ten years India will be undertaking the largest defence modernization on the planet, with a disposable budget of more than €120 billion across the entire spectrum of land, sea and air forces. The army alone has over a million soldiers and almost a million reservists. India is also undergoing a transformation of its law and order police forces, upgrading them with better protection to deal with serious internal strife.
TenCate Protective Fabrics and TenCate Advanced Armour are forecasting good opportunities for their products and wish to participate in these modernization and upgrading programmes of the Indian government. In wearer trials conducted by the Indian military forces TenCate materials have proven to be eminently suitable for the conditions in India. TenCate Protective Systems is now engaged in becoming the main materials supplier for this large-scale modernization programme.