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Plasan Introduces Its Latest Ballistic Armour Soluutions At LWC 2007

Category: Defence Industry

Company showcases exceptional flexibility in vehicle design and armour solutions for a wide range of todayís unique requirements.

Plasan, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of combat-proven ballistic armour solutions, will showcase its latest solutions at LWC 2007, which will take place October 23-26, 2007, Adelaide, Australia. The Company showcases examples of its exceptional flexibility in vehicle design and armour solutions for a wide range of todayís unique requirements. The SandCat, an armoured DAF truck, and two 8x8 armoured platforms will be on display at the companyís Stand, B3 in the main hall.

Designed to answer the complex challenges of todayís modern battlefields, the companyís applications are fully optimised for protection, weight, and cost. Plasanís solutions - based on its technological expertise, unique capabilities, and field experience - have been integrated by the Israeli Defence Forces and by customers around the world, for whom the name Plasan has become synonymous with armour.

In Australia, Plasan showcases the range of its capabilities Ė from design and innovation through manufacturing to the delivery of customized amour solutions for military survivability applications, tactical personnel vehicles, and aircraft.

Plasan offers its successful track record in the international defence market to Australia.

"Australia is very important to Plasan", says Mr. Dani Ziv, Plasan's CEO. " We believe that we have a great deal to offer specifically in the arias that dove-tail our products and expertise with national and local Australian needs and capabilities. Our focus on providing solutions through the marriage of Plasan's methods, products and know-how with those of local companies is particularly suitable to the Australian market because of the high level of professionalism, thoroughness, and quality for which Australian defence products is known".

These cooperative ventures will form the foundation for the company's increasing contribution to this important market.

MRAP - Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Project

As sub-contractor for ITEC, Plasan is supplying the US Marines with battle-proven ballistic armoured protection for 1200 MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles, designed to safeguard military personnel and property from the threats of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) and SAFs (Small Arms Fire). Supporting multiple mission types, the MRAPs will be delivered by the end of February, 2008, in a contract valued at over $200m.

Advanced Armour Solutions for Todayís Complex Needs

Based on todayís most advanced technologies, Plasan develops armour solutions for a wide range of applications and platforms - including light patrol vehicles, HMMWVs, trucks, and APCs. Modular and lightweight, these solutions enhance crew survivability, improve multi-hit performance, and enable increased mobility.

Leveraging the companyís exceptional capabilities, Plasanís global projects cover a wide spectrum of solutions of varying complexity: (1) Add-On Armour, in which kits are provided for operational vehicles that require urgent armour upgrades in the field; (2) Chassis-Up, in which the company receives the chassis and builds the armour to complete the vehicle; (3) Built-to-Print, in which the company receives the complete platform design and builds the entire armoured vehicle; and, (4) Complete Hull Design, in which the company receives the hull and designs and builds the vehicle from the hull - up.

In every project, Plasanís team is involved in all stages of the customisation process, from design and development - through post-delivery services. The company takes pride in its high level of customer service, and the quality of its solutions, which meet the strictest international standards, including those of NATO and the USA.

Unique in the industry, the Companyís expertise covers four of todayís major ballistic technologies - Metal Composite, Composite Ceramic Armour, SMART Technology Armour, and high performance Polyethylene Armour. The sophisticated utilisation of these cutting-edge technologies - combined with exceptional engineering, as well as modularity and flexibility built into every solution - enable the company to quickly respond to evolving requirements, supplying fully integrated, end-to-end solutions to meet the specific needs of every manufacturer, including kits that can be rapidly assembled and maintained in the field.

Close Cooperation with Leading Platform Manufacturers

Plasan Sasa is one of the few companies approved by the U.S. Department of Defence to supply advanced add-on armour for lightweight military vehicles and trucks. The companyís solutions are used in a wide range of military truck fleets, including Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR), M915, DAF and Volvo, as well as Oshkosh vehicles for the US Navy.

Plasan Sasa
24.10.2007

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