ArmorWorks to feature armored military vehicles

ArmorWorks, Tech Fiber to feature composites armor on military vehicles at the Techtextil show.

ArmorWorks LLC and Tech Fiber LLC (both Phoenix, Ariz.), high-tech armor protection providers, will showcase their Ballistic Advantage Kit armor systems during the Techtextil North America (TTNA) show, on April 1-3, in Atlanta, Ga.

The featured M915 A2/A3 tactical vehicles and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) will be fitted with the same type of armor protection being used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"This armor exceeds IED [improvised explosive device] specifications,"said ArmorWorks' vice president of business development, Robert Codney. "The U.S. Army took the HMMWV onto the streets of Al Fallujah where actual IED attacks resulted in only minor abrasions to the troops using this armor. It has been exceeding expectations ever since.”

As armor designers and producers, ArmorWorks demonstrates how some of the very materials on exhibit at Techtextil North America have been engineered into composite technologies for armor applications. The M915 A2 and A3 full-scale cab and underbody armament and the fully-armored HMMWV use ceramic systems containing aramid fibers manufactured by Tech Fiber LLC.