TenCate Advanced Armour is a global provider of lightweight armour and survivability systems for a wide range of platforms ranging from ground vehicles and aircraft to naval vessels as well as hard amour inserts and soft ballistic fabrics for personal protection.
TenCate Advanced Armour will demonstrate leading survivability solutions at the show, including
TenCate Advanced Armour has developed a helicopter armour solution based on the DSM Dyneema™ Force Multiplier Technology 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 the Dyneema™ Force Multiplier Technology at Eurosatory.
TenCate Advanced Armour is an EN/AS9100 certified manufacturer of aerospace armour systems and has been supplying lightweight composite armour systems for a number of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, to OEMs such as Agusta Westland, Eurocopter/Airbus Helicopters, and Embraer.
This experience in development and design has resulted in the latest innovation in aerospace armour technology which is based on the DSM Dyneema™ Force Multiplier Technology® and offers up to 25% weight reduction compared to conventional aerospace armour types.
Jean Beugels, Program Manager Aerospace from TenCate Advanced Armour states: "As business partner of DSM Dyneema™, we were glad to be selected as co-development partner and supporting the setting of requirements for the Dyneema™ Force Multiplier Technology product, which is a breakthrough in ballistic performance without accepting concessions in secondary properties. It is an important new Uni-Directional composite as base material for creating cutting-edge ballistic solutions for applications in which weight reduction is the main driver".
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. This advanced armor will support Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) $2.38 billion fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship. The ship will be built at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division.
TenCate Advanced Armor offers a wide range of armor materials and technologies. “We are proud that Huntington has selected TenCate materials to be incorporated into their latest ship,” says Mark Edwards, President of TenCate Advanced Armor USA. “Protecting our sailors remains a top U.S. Department of Defense objective. Our advanced materials and manufacturing capabilities have enabled Ingalls Shipbuilding to incorporate these materials in to their latest ship class.”
LHA Class ships The LHA 7 and LHA 6 are the first two ships in the new America class of amphibious assault ships. Tripoli will be 844 feet long and 106 feet wide and will displace 44,971 long tons. The fuel-efficient gas turbine propulsion system will drive the ships in excess of 20 knots. She will accommodate 1,059 crew (65 officers) and 1,687 troops. She will be capable of carrying a Marine Expeditionary Unit, including Marine helicopters, MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.
TenCate is an experienced provider of protection systems for modern naval platforms, answering the requirements of modern day asymmetric threats as well as traditional threats in maritime conflicts.
TenCate protection systems greatly enhance the operability of the vessel and the survivability of the crew, without impairing overall functionality of the vessel.
The systems are modular and lightweight and can be engineered to fit a wide range of vessels from large naval ships, littoral combat ships, offshore patrol vessels, fast patrol boats, and interceptor crafts to inflatable boats.
We will be showing a range of solutions for protection of vehicle platforms, such as
TenCate is an experienced provider of advanced armour systems for all tracked and wheeled vehicle platforms, answering the requirements of modern day asymmetric threats. The modular and lightweight composite armour systems greatly enhance the survivability of the crew and the operability of the vehicle, without compromising overall manoeuvrability. TenCate can provide solutions such as:
The TenCate vehicle armour systems and can be engineered to meet a long range of requirements to weight, protection level and secondary properties such as durability, and resistance to impacts and shock, UV radiation, mechanical stress and chemicals. All solutions are tested and certified at independent test institutes.
For all types of vehicle platforms and applications, TenCate Advanced Armour can provide a cost-effective and fully engineered protection solution, perfectly balancing protection, performance and weight requirements. See the complete overview in this video.
In combination with the passive blast protection systems, the TenCate ABDS active blast countermeasure system effectively mitigates the devastating effects of IED and mine blasts, by defeating the local and global acceleration of the vehicle following an attack
TenCate Liba® is patented advanced armour technology, based on ceramic pellets imbedded in an elastic polymer matrix. When a projectile impacts the armour, the ceramic pellets isolate the energy from the impact. As a result, only the impacted pellets will be damaged while the surrounding area remains intact. At the same time, the unique, specially designed ceramic pellets prevent the projectile from penetrating the armour of vehicles and naval ships.
Key features of the TenCate Liba® are:
TenCate has well-proven experience in combining ceramics and metals with a range of different fibre materials in order to provide durable ballistic protection solutions. The fibre materials normally used include aramids, polyethylene with a high molecular weight, fibreglass and carbon fibre, or combinations of these materials. Using special TenCate Advanced Armour bonding technology and coatings, TenCate Liba® armour becomes resistant to the effects of UV light, salt fog environments, hydraulic fluids, chemicals, and decontaminating agents. It does not swell or hydrolyse in either fresh water or salt water.
TenCate Liba® armour meets international standards and requirements that include VPAM BRV 2009, NATO STANAG 4569 and AEP55. They are designed to provide level I to level V protection – and even higher – in accordance with NATO STANAG 4569