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Customized military armored composite crew compartments

News International-French

22 Sep 2014

Morgan Advanced Materials announces that survivability solutions offered by its Composites and Defence systems business are being used in customized armored composite crew compartments, ideal for reconnaissance and tactical vehicles, as well as special forces vehicles.

Morgan’s crew protection expertise is based upon its composite and ceramic pod technology, which has been developed over the past 20 years. The pod creates a detachable, blast and ballistic-resistant crew compartment, which can be easily integrated into customer-produced chassis and can be modified to provide higher levels of protection if required.

The company drew on its extensive materials and engineering expertise to design and develop a custom composite crew compartment for Tata Motors’ Light Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV) program for the Indian Ministry of Defense. The composite and ceramic pod provides a weight saving of more than 1000 kilograms (2204 pounds), making it less than half the weight of a similarly protected steel structure.

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