Morgan Advanced Materials has won a contract to fit special composite armour systems to sixteen development prototypes of US Marine Corp’s next generation Amphibious combat vehicles 1.1 (ACVs).
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) is one of two prime contractors selected to develop next-generation ACV 1.1s for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of this competition.
The Composites and Defence Systems business of Morgan will supply a complete composite armour solution, consisting of appliqué armour and spall liners which are part of its established CAMAC composite platform armour portfolio.
Furthermore, Morgan will deliver lightweight composite flotation boxes, specifically designed to fit the vehicle’s geometry.
The development of this high performance, low mass armour system is a result of working with leading materials and decades of engineering experience in ballistic and blast protective technologies.
The selection of Morgan’s armour solution and composite flotation boxes is the latest stage of a wider tender process from the Marine Corps.
Once completed, the company’s prototypes will be tested in 2017, with the potential for both SAIC’s design and Morgan’s CAMAC armour to be down selected for the full programme.
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