TenCate Advanced Armour Danmark A/S has won a contract for the supply of lightweight composite armour to Nexter Systems. The TenCate armour system to be supplied protects vehicle occupants against the effects of blasts, fragments, and projectiles. The solution is engineered to fit the Nexter vehicle platform. No financial details will be published.
Following this significant order from Nexter Systems to TenCate, on Thursday 15 May the French ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, visited the Ten Cate Advanced Armour facilities in Denmark. Upon a request from the French Embassy, TenCate was singled out by Nexter as an example of how Danish Industry stands to benefit from Nexter’s involvement in the armoured personnel carriers (APC) and artillery procurement projects currently being undertaken by Denmark.
Steen Tanderup, Managing Director TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA & APAC, states: ‘We are very happy to be selected as supplier for this project, and to develop further the good relationship between TenCate and Nexter Systems. Nexter Systems is a very interesting partner for TenCate with a wide range of vehicle platforms and a significant level of activity in export markets, thus representing a good match for the TenCate Advanced Armour global growth strategy’.
Mr. Alexandre Penley, Director International Affairs of Nexter Systems, states: ‘The order placed with Ten Cate Advanced Armour is a direct consequence of Nexter’s willingness to diversify its supplier base in a long term perspective and to use industrial cooperation as a preferred and essential means to deliver best value for money to our customers. From this perspective, TenCate Advanced Armour and Danish industry stands out as a reliable and valuable partner’.
TenCate Advanced Armour has facilities in Denmark, France, Netherlands, the UK and USA, sales offices in India, Dubai and Singapore and is a global provider of customised, lightweight ballistic protection solutions for the complete range of requirements, from personal protection through all vehicle types, helicopter and aircraft applications as well as naval platforms up to and including principal warships.
Date: May 16, 2014