THE ENGINEERING PROCESS

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ENGINEERING

Our Goal:

To address the threats faced by our customers by combining advanced technology with superior engineering and operational experience and expertise. Armour Group brings numerous capabilities under one roof to create a cohesive team to design, engineer, manufacture and support our products, with the highest quality possible.

  • Standard and ONEWAY® bullet resistant glass fabrication
  • Opaque armor cutting, bending, welding and assembly
  • Technical Data Package
  • Vehicle and vessel design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly
  • 30,000+ square feet of manufacturing space
  • State-of-the art equipment for cutting, bending and assembly
  • Staff with hundreds of years of armored vehicle manufacturing experience
  • Highest level of quality standards

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Our engineering department designs and builds custom armored land vehicles and ocean going vessels for government and commercial clients.

  • Structural Design
  • 3D Modeling and Simulation
  • Technical Data Package Development
  • Program Management

PLANNING AND DESIGN

Our engineering group has extensive experience in designing, prototyping and building armored and non-armored vehicles on commercially available chassis. Our engineering group is also able to rapidly develop specifications for modular armor kits for different vehicle models. The staff possesses critical skills necessary to bring products to market that are unique, manufactur- able, and can be delivered at a target profit level.

Using cutting edge software, our team of automotive and vessel mechanical engineers and naval architects can address our client's unique design needs. Be it the design and engineering of complete vehicles and vessels or related components and systems, the armoring solutions we develop are not simply our business, but our passion.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Our company continuously researches and develops new armoring technologies to build products capable of responding to the increasing demand for protection against high level ballistic threats while improving the specifications and performance of traditional technologies. Our materials research group tests new materials and products, and enhancements to our existing products. We are continually looking for solutions that are lighter in weight, using composite materials and other alternatives to conventional steel or metal-based solutions. These materials undergo rigorous testing to ensure that the products will perform as expected in combat situations.

Our R&D group engages four key areas of focus:

  • Materials research
  • Conceptual design
  • Prototype development
  • Pilot testing

We have developed working relationships with advanced technology producers of new composite materials. These new materials offer improved blast and ballistics protection and are dramatically lighter than steel. Many of these new materials are so much lighter that they reduce the requirements for heavier chassis and heavy duty suspension systems. This can possibly extend the length of time between maintenance stops, and extend the overall lifetime utility of the vehicles. They can also solve protection requirements that steel cannot, in that many of these materials are malleable and moldable.

Armour Group has established working relationships with several suppliers to test and evaluate the utility of new materials under real threat conditions. Many of the new materials will be tested by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for specific military applications, potentially laying the foundation for new ballistics protection specifications which Armour Group would be poised to meet. Armour Group views these new technologies as a very significant business opportunity for the Company; and product lines that could be either manufactured or assembled domestically or off-shore.

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RhinoGLASS making equipment

 

vehicles protected with RhinoPAK

vehicles protected with RhinoPAK

Completed RhinoTAC front view

Completed RhinoTAC rear view

Armour Group offers the following optional equipment on most of our vehicles:

  • Run Flat Tire Inserts
  • Bullet resistant ONEWAY® Return Fire Glass
  • Turrets
  • Gun Ports
  • Blast Blankets
  • Gunner Protection Kits
  • Remote Controlled
    Weapons Stations
  • Oil Slick Dispensers
  • Smoke Screens
  • Weapons Racks

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