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TenCate Advanced Armour launches world’s first body armour plate system adaptable to different threat levels at Milipol

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

TenCate Advanced Armour is pleased to announce the launch of its new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate and the additional Operator and Breacher plates. The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light is an ultra-light plate providing protection against NIJ level III+AK47MSC in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 at only 720 g and can accommodate the Operator or Breacher plate to increase the protection level to 5.56×45 SS109 or AP ammunition up to NIJ level IV respectively.

TenCate Advanced Armour has developed a new threat compliant body armour system that can be easily adapted to accommodate different threat levels within the same system by using add on plates to the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate. The two modular add on plates can be accommodated in a carrier system and be inserted or extracted to optimise the protection level of the complete system. The new body armour system is especially relevant for units operating in zones with alternating threat levels such as special forces and infantry operating in urban environments.

The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate is by itself up to 25% lighter than currently marketed AK47MSC plates and reflects TenCate Advanced Armour’s commitment to decrease individual operator load while providing essential protection. The complementary plates offered in the system leverages the protective capability of the Basic Light plate to reach a protection level against higher classified threats. This provides the individual operator the possibility to tailor ballistic protection level on a mission-by-mission requirement, equips the individual operator for a broader range of operations, and decreases the need for units to inventory plates for specific operational requirements.

“I am very proud to see the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system a reality” said Cyril Veillat, Business Director, personal protection segment. He adds “the personal protection market is highly competitive. Being able to develop a plate that decreases the weight for the baseline AK47MSC plate by up to 25% is remarkable even with today’s materials available. But the setup with the complementary plates is what distinguishes this system from anything seen before. The possibility for the individual soldier to adapt his plate holds great promises for increasing individual soldier survivability across the board, and this is what we work hard for.”

TenCate Advanced Armour will showcase the new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system including the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light, Operator, and Breacher plates on stand E200, Hall 6, at Milipol 2017. The new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system will be one of several new personal protection solutions TenCate Advanced Armour will present at the show. The show will be held from 21-24 November in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S. is a major provider of survivability systems for large multi-year government programmes with capabilities to provide protection solutions across land systems, naval and marine, and aerospace sectors as well as a tier one provider of personal protection products (P3) for police departments, special forces, and large-scale governmental programmes. TenCate Advanced Armour is an OEM-independent entity that can partner with government and industry to analyse, advise, design, integrate, develop, manufacture, and manage survivability programmes across life cycles.

TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S., Primarette, France, Thursday, November 16, 2017.


Recent Rash of Police Fatalities Revamps TenCate Advanced Armor’s Plate Up, America! Campaign

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2016) – Today TenCate Advanced Armor (TCAA) renewed its pledge to protect the nation’s law enforcement community through the Plate Up, America! campaign. Sparked by the recent increase in highly publicized active shooter incidents in the United States, the campaign’s primary goal is to equip all law enforcement and first responders with enhanced rifle threat protection.

“Law enforcement officers are often first on the scene for active shooter incidents and require protection from high-caliber weapons that standard soft body armor simply cannot provide,” said Michael Haynes, Plate Up, America spokesman. “Our advanced armor bridges the gap between soft armor which is designed to protect against common hand gun threats and the ever increasing use of high power rifle threats.”

Launched last year, the campaign provides a platform for officers, their families and concerned citizens to take an active role in lobbying local governments and police precincts to provide funding for the appropriate life-saving armor.

“Now, more than ever, there is a need to protect and serve those who protect and serve us,” said Haynes. “By partnering with city administrations, precincts, law enforcement officers and their families, as well as concerned citizens and other industry leaders, we are confident the Plate Up, America campaign can reverse the alarming trend in police fatalities.”

To learn more about Plate Up, America! or to sign the petition advocating for necessary funding for law enforcement hard body armor, visit plateupamerica.com.