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New RPG protection kits for British forces

Feb. 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM   |   Comments

BRIDPORT, England, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- New lightweight, flexible armor kits for enhanced protection from rocket-propelled grenades have been ordered by the British Ministry of Defense.

The protection system, called Tarian, is a product of AmSafe Bridport Ltd. and was selected by the ministry following a series of live-fire tests.

AmSafe said the contract received is for "several hundred" Tarian RPG Armoring System kits and is worth about $17 million.

The modular system will be for several types of vehicles used by British forces in Afghanistan.

"AmSafe Bridport is delighted to have won this significant contract for the U.K. Ministry of Defense," Neal McKeever, Sales and Marketing director at AmSafe Bridport said. "This contract win demonstrates that Tarian is the RPG protection technology of choice to meet armed forces requirements for effective RPG protection that is light weight, operationally effective and affordable."

Tarian nets are attached to vehicles using innovative flexible mounts. The system's core element is a textile net made from high-tenacity fibers.

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