TenCate Advanced Armor in the USA has been selected by the Defense Mobility Enterprise (DME) to integrate the TenCate ABDS active blast countermeasure system on to the US Army combat vehicle prototype (CVP).

‘We are encouraged by the DME award to continue the testing and evaluation of TenCate ABDS active blast countermeasure system on applications such as CVP,’ said Mark Edwards, president of TenCate Advanced Armor USA. ‘The DME award helps us to prepare the integration of our system onto army vehicle platforms.’

 The TenCate ABDS active blast countermeasure system can save lives and reduce injury by minimizing the transfer of mine blast energy witnessed by a mounted crew. The system mitigates the launch acceleration, the flight height and duration, and the fall back to the ground. TenCate ABDS is a solution for increasing threat protection on blast resistant ground vehicles. The system can enhance survivability on tactical, combat, wheeled, tracked and amphibious equipment.

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