The LORD kit weighs less than half of comparable steel designs
(slat armor). The
new armor withstood more than 50 live-fire tests conducted by
the US Army, under the validation phase. The field repairable
kit is applied by bolts, without welding or cutting.
Two LORD shipsets were delivered to the US Army for installation
on RG-31 and RG31A1 vehicles.
The Army has expressed interest in procuring additional kits
for the entire RG31 and RG31A1 fleet. It also is a candidate
for use on the DoD's mine-resistant,
ambush-protected family of vehicles. LORD is already installed
on more than 100 Buffalo vehicles.
BAE Systems is designing LROD kits for other combat vehicles,
including the RG-33, Light
Armored Vehicle BV-206 and Amphibious Assault Vehicles. The
armor can also be applied to protect small boats.