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Amsafe’s Tarian Rpg Armour System Makes Middle Eastern Debut At Idex 2013, Abu Dhabi

Issue 41

AmSafe Bridport Ltd is displaying Tarian for the first time in the Middle East at IDEX. This revolutionary, lightweight and flexible rocket propelled grenade (RPG) armour system has been fitted to a PARS 6x6, in collaboration with Turkey’s (Defense Systems Inc.) Tarian technology has been developed in response to a requirement from the military for a lightweight, higher performance and more robust alternative to traditional, heavy, metal bar armour RPG protection systems. The core element of the Tarian RPG defeat mechanism is an extremely strong textile net manufactured from high-tenacity fibres. Tarian nets are attached to vehicles using innovative flexible mounts that enable the system to withstand harsh vehicle operating conditions without sustaining damage. Compared with traditional bar armour RPG protection, Tarian provides improved protection performance and, being significantly lighter, enables vehicles to operate more efficiently.

Neal McKeever, Sales & Marketing Director at AmSafe Bridport Ltd, said: "AmSafe Bridport is delighted to be showing Tarian at IDEX for the first time. The development work that we have undertaken with FNSS to showcase Tarian on the PARS 6x6 vehicle demonstrates the adaptability of Tarian to fit a wide variety of vehicle types. The cooperative relationship that AmSafe has developed with FNSS has successfully created an integrated RGP protection system to FNSS’s platform."

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