Eurosatory 2014

Gaining strength, losing weight (ES14E3)

18 June 2014

In the modern battlespace, maximum vehicle protection is critical, yet high mobility is equally important. There is a trade-off, but Permali Gloucester (Hall 6, Stand C373) believes it has the optimal solution.

Backed by 75 years as a supplier of composite material solutions to the defence and aerospace industries, Permali offers a complete composite monocoque crew cell with ceramic appliqué armour for light protected patrol vehicles, a moulded ballistic and fragmentation protected roof, a complex floor moulding as blast protection, and wheel arch and chassis protection inserts for light and medium wheeled armoured vehicles.

According to Permali, its advanced design and composites deliver advantages over similar weight metallic counterparts, particularly in terms of tensile strength, stiffness and overmatch performance.

This refers to the material construction that improves survivability, because nonmetallic structures greatly minimise the behind-armour effects when armour is penetrated − or ‘over-matched’ − by severe IED or explosively formed projectile (EFP) threats.

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