TenCate Advanced Armour, Almelo, The Netherlands, has developed the world’s lightest insert for protecting against one of the most common gun threats globally—the AK47 Mild Steel Core. The new TenCate Multi-light™ ultra lightweight ballistic solution offers unmatched protection and user comfort to soldiers and law enforcement personnel while still ensuring high tactical mobility. The 750-square-centimeter ballistic inserts have a record weight of less than 1 kilogram with less than 15 millimeter in thickness. To create the new insert series, TenCate Advanced Armour used advanced composite materials and state-of-the-art technologies from the aerospace industry and adapted those into the production of the ballistic inserts.
Cyril Veillat, business manager of TenCate Advanced Armour in Europe and Asia-Pacific, said: “By offering increased protection, end-user comfort and mobility by the application of advanced materials technology and manufacturing with the end-user requirements in mind, this solution is an example of our core customer promise ‘protecting people.’ This way, our research and development work ensures both increased safety and comfort for the end-user.”
TenCate Advanced Armour is a global provider of customized, lightweight ballistic protection solutions for the complete range of requirements, from personal protection through all vehicle, helicopter and aircraft applications, as well as naval vessels up to and including principal warships.