DSEI 2015

Super steel armour boosts survivability [DSEI15, D4]

18 September 2015

MTL Advanced (Stand N5-404) has signed a licensing agreement with Ploughshare Innovations to process super bainite armour steel.

Under the terms of this agreement, MTL Advanced will be responsible for the testing and development of armour solutions using a licensed steel product that is claimed to represent a new genre of steel.

This has a unique nanostructure, which, when combined with round holes or slots, creates ‘‘remarkable physical properties’’, according to a statement released by MTL Advanced at DSEI. This gives a high ballistic mass efficiency that is claimed to enhance armoured fighting vehicle ballistic protection currently up to STANAG 4569 Level IV.

Perforated add-on armour solutions are not only lighter and highly cost effective but have significantly enhanced multi-hit performance when compared with other armour systems.

MTL Advanced can offer off-the- shelf or bespoke solutions to meet a wide range of customer requirements.

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