Columbus, Miss., (October 13, 2014) – Stark Aerospace will introduce ProtectLiteTM Armor, a cost effective lightweight, highly resilient, survivability solution at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, being held October 13-15 in Washington, DC (IAI North America- Booth # 2039).
ProtectLiteTM Armor combat proven panels are very flexible and able to withstand shock waves without cracking, shedding armor parts or other damage. It is up to 50% lighter in weight than armor steel with comparable ballistic protection with ~80% reduction in thickness. Its resilient nature allows application over curved surfaces and sharp angles. Due to the unique layout and structure of the panel cylinders, ProtectLiteTM has multi hit capability. A hit to ProtectLite armor is local and does not influence neighboring elements. As threats change, simple vehicle armor reconfiguration on battlefield is easily performed.
ProtectLiteTM Armor is made of advanced ceramics and does not suffer from either natural deterioration or vandalism. Harsh field conditions, rough weather or rugged terrain will not break, crack or damage the ProtectLiteTM armor panel. When necessary, the armor can be easily repaired in minutes in the field or depot level. ProtectLiteTM is combat tested and fielded on various military vehicles, aircraft, and personnel.
“We are pleased to be offering this proven product to the U.S. military,” said Robert Foglesong, Chairman & CEO of Stark Aerospace . “ProtectLiteTM Armor has protected hundreds of tracked and wheeled vehicles, civilian and military armored jeeps, armored helicopters, trucks, buses, ambulances, and private vehicles all over the world.”