Active Blast Defence System (ABDS™) Aps. holds the patent on an innovative, but classified, product that offers life-saving protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). ABDS recently signed a cooperative agreement with TenCate Advanced Armour Denmark to develop the system from scale models to full-scale demonstrator—and TenCate will have the right of first refusal to acquire the majority of ABDS Aps. TenCate Advanced Armour develops composite materials that provide ballistic protection for personnel, vehicles and vessels. The co-development of the ABDS will be on a fast track, with possible upgrade kits for existing armored vehicles available as soon as 2011.