DSEI 2015

High tenacity [DSEI15, D1]

15 September 2015

AmSafe Bridport Ltd (Stand N9-460) and NIMR Automotive LLC, the military vehicle manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi and a member of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), have signed a co-operation agreement to offer the AmSafe Tarian RPG armour system on NIMR’s range of 4x4 and 6x6 military vehicles.

The agreement outlines plans for both companies to collaborate with the aim of NIMR offering AmSafe’s RPG protection as an option on its vehicles and to market Tarian in territories where it already has a strong presence.

Tarian technology has been developed in response to requirements from military users for a lightweight, higher performance and more robust alternative to traditional, heavy, metal bar or slat armour RPG protection systems. The core element of the Tarian RPG defeat mechanism is an extremely strong textile net manufactured from high-tenacity fibres. Tarian nets are attached to vehicles using flexible mounts that enable the system to withstand harsh vehicle operating conditions without sustaining damage.

Tarian is being exhibited on the JCB High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE) on JCB’s Stand N6-270. JCB will be offering Tarian as an option across its fleet of military vehicles. Richard Beatson, general manager of JCB Defence, said: "JCB Government & Defence has supplied over 4,000 machines to 57 military user nations since 1984. At DSEI, we will be showcasing the latest upgrades to our HMEE, including our choice of the Tarian RPG armour protection system for its light weight, durability and versatility. Recent deployments on operations in high threat environments have seen the HMEE’s performance rated as ‘outstanding’ and the addition of the new protection system will increase the appeal of the HMEE globally."

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