The project, which is dedicated to improving the protection of U.K. Armed Forces serving in urban environments of Afghanistan, will see the appliqué armor and spall liners used to ‘morph’ ST Kinetics' Bronco All Terrain Carrier into a variant that the MoD has designated the “Warthog.”
The contract for the armor, which will be completed by mid 2010, will be fulfilled by Permali Gloucester Ltd., a company with significant experience of applying ACG’s composite materials in this arena. Permali has developed the armor system to meet an exacting ballistic specification and to integrate with other essential equipment installed on the ST Kinetics’ Warthog vehicle. Permali will be using technologies developed around ACG’s ballistic composite phenolic prepreg materials, which Permali regards as being cost-effective and providing a solution that offers significant weight savings compared to traditional metallic solutions.
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OPM has already begun shipping OXFAB production parts for installation.