For Light Weight armor systems to gain best "protection to weight ratio", we use composite panels made from materials like Ceramics, Aramid and Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE). Such armor solutions are almost 30-40% lighter in weight than the conventional metallic armor plates for same protection levels.
The main threats to military vehicles are from assault rifles, armour piercing ammunition, shell or grenade fragments and blast. Many operators of military vehicles are seeking to improve the ballistic protection of their fleets in order to protect their soldiers in the extremely hostile environment of current military operations.
Armouring solutions, whether external or internal, fixed or removable, need to take into account:
- Required payload
- Identified threat levels
- Climatic conditions
- Anticipated payload requirements
- Theater operational requirements
- Armor piercing (AP) ammunitions
- Heavy machine guns
- Ceramic composite armor panels
- Steel armor panels