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Innovation award for textile based RPG protection system
Dec '10
AmSafe Industries Inc, the leading provider of engineered textile products for the aviation, defense and specialty vehicle markets, announced that its AmSafe Bridport Ltd unit has been given earned the Dorset Business Award (DBA) for Innovative Technology.

Among the several technology companies represented in this category, AmSafe was selected for its innovative approach in developing a textile-based product to protect military vehicles from rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). The product, Tarian, protects military ground vehicles from rocket propelled grenades and is designed to help save lives of military personnel while in harm's way.

"The AmSafe team in Bridport takes enormous pride in receiving this award, especially since it represents our efforts in providing technology to help save lives of military personnel," said Neal McKeever, Vice President of Defense for AmSafe. "This latest technology innovation is a further example of AmSafe's world leading application of engineered textiles in support of critical aerospace and defense applications."

Extremely lightweight, this product uses the latest high-tenacity fibers to produce a net which defeats a critical RPG mechanism. Mounted on the outside of ground vehicles, Tarian provides a weight savings of 90% when compared to traditional steel bar or slat armor. The weight saving allows additional protection to be applied elsewhere on a vehicle or can translate to improved vehicle mobility, reliability and transportability.

In-service in Afghanistan since 2009, Tarian is currently being used on British Army Heavy Equipment Transporters and AmSafe is working closely with the UK Ministry of Defence on a wider vehicle application. Tarian was originally developed partnership with the UK Ministry of Defence and has garnered interest in the US by its Department of Defense counterpart DARPA and the US Marine Corps.

AmSafe Industries Inc is the world leader in safety and securement products for the aerospace, defense, and ground transportation industries. AmSafe's innovative products can be found on virtually every commercial aircraft in the world and include seatbelts, restraints, airbags, cargo and barrier nets, tie-downs and cabin interior textiles, and its textile armor protections system and restraints can be found on a wide range of military vehicles worldwide.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, AmSafe operates manufacturing and service facilities around the globe and is committed to providing quality products and timely, cost effective solutions to customers worldwide.

AmSafe Industries Inc

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