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.
Morgan recently 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.
According to Duncan Eldridge, President of Morgan Composites & Defense Systems, “Morgan is a world-leading designer of armored systems for military vehicles, with unrivalled experience in both ceramics and composites, enabling it to deliver crew protection with optimum performance at the lowest possible weight. Our success with the Indian Ministry of Defense’s LAMV program is just the latest of example of how we can develop armor system as part of a strategic relationship that opens up opportunities for both companies.”
For further information, visit www.morganadvancedmaterials.com/products/composites-defence-systems.
For further information, please contact:
Kristin Nugent, McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc. 617 367 0100 ext. 148
Scott Bentley, Morgan Advanced Materials
Tel +44 (0)1299 827000
About our Composites and Defense Systems business
The Composites and Defense Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials makes innovative products using composite materials and specialist manufacturing techniques.
We have extensive capabilities for product design, development, manufacture and test. Our longstanding experience allows us to meet diverse customer requirements from small glass thermoplastic moldings for medical applications to large-scale thermosets for the aerospace industry.
The Composites and Defense Systems business is an established supplier of lightweight armor products for effective protection of people and vehicles. We make a range of combat-proven body armor including helmets and ballistic protection jackets and vests. Our composite vehicles armor systems offer exceptional ballistic and mechanical performance.
About Morgan Advanced Materials
Morgan Advanced Materials is a global materials engineering company which designs and manufactures a wide range of high specification products with extraordinary properties, across multiple sectors and geographies.
From an extensive range of advanced materials we produce components, assemblies and systems that deliver significantly enhanced performance for our customers’ products and processes. Our engineered solutions are produced to very high tolerances and many are designed for use in extreme environments.
The Company thrives on breakthrough innovation. Our materials scientists and applications engineers work in close collaboration with customers to create outstanding, highly differentiated products that perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer.
Composites and Defense Systems is a business of Morgan Advanced Materials, which has more than 9,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defense, petrochemical and industrial sectors. Morgan Advanced Materials (MGAM) is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.
For more information on Morgan Advanced Materials visit www.morganadvancedmaterials.com.