TenCate to supply composite armor for the Royal Danish Navy

Lightweight modular armour kits to be installed on Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships over the next few months.

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TenCate Advanced Armour (Vissenbjerg, Denmark) has secured an order from the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for ballistic protection of the Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The armor systems to be supplied will provide a fully engineered, lightweight solution for the protection of mission-critical areas of the Navy ships. The armor kits are modular and will be installed on the ships over the next months. TenCate Advanced Armour offers naval armour solutions based on lightweight ceramic and composite materials, with both soft and hard armour.

Managing director of TenCate Advanced Armour in Danmark, Helle Specht, states, “As a company with long-standing relationships to the Danish armed forces, we are very proud to be again selected as supplier of armour protection for Danish Navy ships. TenCate has previously supplied large quantities of armor protection during the build-up phase of the ships, and we regard the latest order as an important next step in securing the best protection at the best price for the Danish Navy personnel."

The lightweight advanced solution of TenCate Advanced Armour features a modular configuration and is designed to fit the individual geometry of the ships. The armor can withstand a variety of threats encountered in mission areas and is fit for the rough environment at sea. TenCate Advanced Armour protection solutions are tailored to meet user requirements for either permanent integration into the structure of a new vessel or for additional protection of existing ships. This advanced naval vessel armor system can be customized to tackle individual project specifications, so that it fits specific requirements. The protection level provided can vary from NATO STANAG 4569 level 1 to level 4, or to comply with specific customer requirements.