Also, applique armor
kits are provided, in a a move to address higher levels of threat.
It is being developed in the form of an applique armor
kit--known as a "B" kit--for ground vehicles, The kit consists of panels that are attached to the vehicles' exteriors for increased protection.
for the BMP-2 appeared in the last years of the Afghanistan War, and the survivability upgrades built into the BMP-3 reflect those experiences of the 1980s.
One type of Lanxide ceramic applique armor
was shipped to Saudi Arabia during the recent Persian Gulf war, but arrived too late to participate in the brief ground battle, Wolffe noted.
The BAE Systems' applique armor
panels will be installed at TM&LS, and then the armored ASVs will be delivered to the U.
The materials, dubbed nano-laminated alloys, can be added to the core structure of a vehicle to make it even more resistant to enemy fire, therefore reducing the need for add-on applique armor
, says Christina Lomasney, scientist and founder of Modumetal, based in Seattle.
The LTAS system, specifically designed for the FMTV by BAE Systems, is comprised of the ready for armor cab, or A-Cab, and applique armor
, or B-kit.
That applique armor
will offer the same level of protection currently available only in factory-armored Humvees.
After delivering the armor kits to Textron, BAE Systems' applique armor
panels will be installed, and the armored up ASVs will be delivered to the U.
The Army spent the past two years rushing to Iraq thousands of armored Humvee trucks and applique armor
C79A allows original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to use traditional welding techniques during assembly without compromising long-term vehicle performance, so it is ideal for both applique armor
as well as integral vehicle armor.
To minimize these hassles, O'Reilly said, the Army will build applique armor
that does not require heavy tools.