Tarian QuickShield Offres Ad-Hoc Armor Repair

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The QuickShield textile-based armor is applied as a 'band aid’ for bar armor' enabled armored vehicle crews to rapidly replace damaged bar (slat) armor on military vehicles in the field. Photo: MOD

QuickShield, a textile-based, lightweight net designed to stop rocket-propelled grenade threats (RPG) from penetrating vehicle armor was unveiled by the U.K. Ministry of Defense netting today, as part of the ministry’s National Science and Engineering Week. QuickShield is applied as a ‘band aid’ for bar armor’ enabling armored vehicle crews to rapidly replace damaged bar (slat) armor on military vehicles in the field. The QuickShield net is stowed in the vehicle, and can be fitted immediately without any tools. It is due to be delivered to Afghanistan in April 2011 as part of a £2.6m contract.

The QuickShield textile-based armor is applied as a 'band aid’ for bar armor' enabled armored vehicle crews to rapidly replace damaged bar (slat) armor on military vehicles in the field. Photo: MOD

Textile-based TARIAN armor (below) was developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) with Dorset-based AMSAFE in Bridport. TARIAN provides lightweight protection against RPGs, in places where bar armor cannot be applied. In 2009 MOD aquired the first sets of TARIAN to protect Heavy Equipment Transporters bound to Afghanistan.

textile-based TARIAN vehicle armour system will give lightweight protection against RPGs
A ground-breaking new armour system was unveiled by the Ministry of Defence at the defence equipment event called DVD today.The revolutionary, textile-based TARIAN vehicle armour system will give lightweight protection against RPGs, in place of the current bar armour that is fitted to vehicles such as Mastiff and Ridgback.More than 20 sets of TARIAN have been ordered, with half of them fitted to the Heavy Equipment Transporters which are in use on operations in Afghanistan. The armour has been developed with Dorset-based AMSAFE in Bridport and will mean the weight savings can be applied elsewhere on the vehicle.