TenCate Advanced Armour shows next generation helicopter armour
TenCate Advanced Armour is an EN/AS 9100 certified manufacturer of aerospace armour systems and has been supplying lightweight composite armour systems for a number of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, to OEMs such as AgustaWestland, Eurocopter / Airbus Helicopters and Embraer. This experience in development and design has resulted in the latest innovation in aerospace armour technology which offers up to 25% weight reduction compared to conventional aerospace armour solutions.
Jean Beugels, Program Manager Aerospace from TenCate Advanced Armour states: ‘As business partner of DSM Dyneema, we were glad to be selected as co-development partner and supporting the setting of requirements for their technology platform, which is a breakthrough in ballistic performance without accepting concessions in secondary properties. It is an important new uni-directional composite as base material for creating cutting-edge ballistic solutions for applications in which weight reduction is the main driver’.
Global Helicopter Market 2014-2018
‘We commend TenCate Advanced Armour for proactively addressing evolving requirements for lightweight helicopter and aircraft armour by creating an innovative solution based on Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology’, says Shitij Chabba, Global Business Segment Director, DSM Dyneema. ‘Our co-development work with TenCate will benefit end-customers by enabling greater aircraft agility, fuel economy and payload capacity. We are confident that this leading-edge solution will significantly raise the bar for helicopter ballistic protection and performance.’
Source : TenCate