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Ceradyne to Develop Prototype Lightweight Ceramic Armoured Truck Cab for Mack Trucks Crew Protection Package for U.S. Army Long Term Armor Strategy

Category: Defence Industry

CHN-Series Vehicle of Mack Trucks, Inc.

Ceradyne, Inc. received a purchase order from Mack Trucks, Inc. for a prototype lightweight ceramic armoured truck cab incorporating technology specifically designed to meet the requirements of the U.S. Army's recently announced Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS). Ceradyne expects to deliver the armoured cab to Mack in August 2006.

The cab is a Mack Granite typically used in severe service applications. Ceradyne will incorporate its FlexKit ceramic armour system which is adjustable and interchangeable and consistent with LTAS requirements for ballistic and blast protection. The build will be performed at Ceradyne's Wixom, Michigan, facility, with the lightweight armour design allowing the use of Mack's standard drive train components. Mack is actively working with engineering firms to optimize the overall cab design, with a focus on crew situational awareness and ease of operations.

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