AmSafe Bridport Presents Improved Tarian® RPG Armour System on Three Vehicles at Eurosatory

AmSafe Bridport Limited is displaying its Tarian® RPG Armour system at Eurosatory from 16-20 June 2014. This revolutionary, lightweight and durable armour is being displayed on three different vehicles, demonstrating its ability to be integrated onto a wide variety of vehicle types, ranging from lightweight 4 x 4s through to main battle tanks:

• Nexter – Leclerc (stand A 600, parking P3b Sud)
• FFG Wisent 2 (stand number K690, Hall 6)
• Renault Trucks Defence – Sherpa Light Scout (stand F122, Hall 5)

Tarian® is a highly effective solution for protection against RPGs and also the world’s lightest. Developed in close collaboration with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Tarian® system has been extensively tested – including over 750 live shots – in the UK, France and the USA. This testing has verified Tarian’s high level of performance and multi-hit capability. Tarian® was launched in 2009 and is currently in service fitted to a wide range of vehicles deployed by the British Army in Afghanistan.

The core element of the Tarian® RPG defeat mechanism is an extremely strong textile net manufactured from high-tenacity fibres. Tarian® nets are attached to vehicles using a robust flexible mounting system to withstand harsh vehicle operating conditions with low susceptibility to damage. Compared with traditional bar armour RPG protection, Tarian® provides significantly improved protection performance and, being significantly lighter, enables vehicles to operate more efficiently.

Tarian® is now fitted to a variety of UK military vehicles following the company’s £10.6M contract award from the UK MOD on 21st December 2012.

Neal McKeever, Sales & Marketing Director of AmSafe Bridport, said:
“Tarian’s extraordinary ability to be fitted to a broad range of vehicles is demonstrated on the platforms on which it is displayed at Eurosatory. Lightweight armoured vehicles, such as Sherpa, can now be protected from RPG attacks due to Tarian’s low weight (compared with heavy bar armour). Additionally, vehicles with multiple moving parts, such as Wisent 2, can also now be protected because of Tarian’s flexible fixing brackets and the fact that it doesn’t require tension in the armour net.”

Meet AmSafe Bridport Ltd’s team on stand J404, Hall 5 and see Tarian® mounted on Nexter – Leclerc (stand A 600, parking P3b Sud), FFG Wisent 2 (stand number K690, Hall 6), Renault Trucks Defence – Sherpa Light Scout (stand F122, Hall 5).
AmSafe representatives at Eurosatory are:
• Matt Chuter (Product Line Manager – Tarian®) +44 (0) 7860 779685
• Doug Stewart (Senior Sales Manger – Tarian®) +44 (0) 7590 486752
For more information contact:
Mary Ann Griffiths +44 (0)7887 787935 / [email protected]

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