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TenCate supplies armour systems for Royal Danish Navy

The armour systems will provide a fully engineered, lightweight solution for the protection of mission-critical areas of the Navy ships.

24th November 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Vissenbjerg

Protective, Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering

TenCate Advanced Armour 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 armour systems will provide a fully engineered, lightweight solution for the protection of mission-critical areas of the Navy ships. The modular armour kits will be supplied and installed on the ships over the next months.

“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 armour 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,” commented Helle Specht, Managing Director of TenCate Advanced Armour in Denmark.

Modular and seaworthy

The lightweight advanced solution of TenCate Advanced Armour features a modular configuration and is designed to fit the individual geometry of the ships. The armour can withstand a variety of threats encountered in mission areas and is fit for the rough environment at sea, the manufacturer reports.

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 armour system can be customised 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. 

Customised protection

TenCate Advanced Armour is a leading provider of customised, lightweight armour solutions for the protection of a wide range of naval and coast guard vessels; ranging from rigid-hulled inflatable boats, fast patrol boats to main warships.

The subsidiary of the multinational company Royal Ten Cate, it offers naval armour solutions based on lightweight ceramic and composite materials, with both soft and hard armour.

TenCate Advanced Armour is a specialist in the complete process of designing, certifying, manufacturing and quality testing of armour solutions in accordance with strict regulations and industry standards.

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