Morgan Advanced Materials hard armor, in-conjunction with Tyr Tactical’s soft armor system, has successfully passed the ballistic, durability, and environmental requirements of the NIJ 0101.06 Level III certification process. Full NIJ certification is pending, with completion expected this summer. With a 10-inch x 12-inch plate weighing 2 pounds and just over ¾-inch thick, the modular and scalable system provides substantial weight and thickness advantages over stand-alone plates.
The system consists of a Lightweight Buoyant LWBIII+ rifle plate developed by Morgan’s Composites and Defence Systems business with Tyr Tactical’s T52/SP or T54/C soft armor. In addition to the NIJ Level III threat, the Level III+ system is capable of stopping a variety of rifle threats, including 7.62 millimeter (mm) ball rounds, 7.62mm mild steel core (AK47) rounds and 5.56mm ball rounds (M193 and LE223T3).
The ultra-lightweight, high performance hard plate insert which is manufactured from the latest generation durable composite technology is extremely hard wearing and designed specifically for the rugged environments faced by military and security personnel. The products are available to law enforcement, security, and military/defense customers.
The rifle plates, soft armor, and full system are available in the US through Tyr Tactical’s facility in Peoria, Arizona. It is available in Canada through Millbrook Tactical, located in Stittsville, Ontario.
For further information, please contact:
Kristin Nugent, McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc. 617 367 0100 ext. 148
Francesca Minett, Morgan Advanced Materials plc
Tel +44 (0)1299 827000
Tyr Tactical Inc.
623 240 1400
Millbrook Tactical Inc.
613 836 9119
About our Composites and Defence Systems business
The Composites and Defence 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 Defence 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 TYR Tactical, LLC
Founded by Jason Beck in 2010 and located in Peoria, Arizona, TYR Tactical™ proudly manufactures innovative, 100 percent American made tactical gear for the men and women serving our allied nations.
About Millbrook Tactical Inc.
Millbrook Tactical Inc. was founded in 2008 and provides Security Stakeholders with specialized training services and SOF based equipment integration solutions.
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 Defence Systems is a business of Morgan Advanced Materials, which has more than 10,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defence, 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.