Plasan awarded contract for additional 923 M-ATV armor kits

first_imgSOURCE Plasan.  BENNINGTON, Vt., Oct. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Plasan, a global leader in survivability and combat-proven armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, today announced it has won yet another contract for the delivery of 923 armor kits for the U.S. Army’s MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) as sub-contractor to Oshkosh Defense. Today’s announcement of additional orders comes just one week after Plasan announced meeting a significant delivery milestone of 750 armor kits on the M-ATV contract.Mr. Dan Ziv, CEO of Plasan, said of the contract: “Plasan continues to expand our operations, creating jobs and protecting warfighters. As soldiers building for soldiers, Plasan understands that these armor solutions are critically needed.”Plasan North America and its local sub-contractors have made advance preparations to comply with strict composite specifications and a tight delivery schedule. Through the application of the modular Kitted Hull concept, developed by Plasan, all armor parts and components are sent to the vehicle’s manufacturer where they are applied to the vehicle at the assembly line, thus improving efficiency and reliability. Plasan’s production capabilities are complemented by a comprehensive supply chain that encompasses suppliers of materials, equipment and solutions throughout the U.S. This extensive network enables the production capacity the necessary flexibility to expand or reduce production volumes according to demand.About PlasanPlasan provides customized survivability solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, naval platforms, civilian armored vehicles and personal protection. A recognized global leader and industry veteran, Plasan’s survivability solutions offer the optimal combination of protection, payload, and cost by combining in-house R&D, design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.Plasan combines innovative survivability engineering and design with advanced armor materials development. Its unique development process is based on continuous interaction between the R&D and the Design & Prototyping departments. During this process, Plasan combines computer-generated analysis and simulations with real-time calibration and ballistic test data. The effective combination of test and simulation data enables improved simulation accuracy and performance, resulting in the optimal survivability solution.Plasan’s engineers are unique in terms of their military backgrounds and hands-on experience. As veterans of the Israel Defense Forces they are familiar with soldiers’ behavior during combat and share a common language with the end user. This often contributes to the development of life saving solutions.Plasan’s success is a combination of innovation, a high level of commitment and a full range of in-house capabilities. As a preferred supplier to the Israel Defense Forces and an approved supplier to ministries of defense around the world, Plasan’s solutions have been tried and tested by dozens of armed forces in the most demanding battlefields such as Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.Qorvis CommunicationsPlasan Sasa Ltd.Additional information is available at the Department of Justicelast_img read more

Perfect no more: Alex Wood lit up by Braves’ bats

first_imgGarcia pitched seven innings and hit a grand slam. He also hit a pop-up high above the first base line that clanged off Wood’s glove, allowing two runs to score. On the mound, Garcia was more conventionally impressive, allowing three runs. The Braves won in a laugher, 12-3.Each implosion seemed a bit more stunning than the last. Wood was 11-0 and hadn’t lost in more than a year before Friday, and his 1.56 earned-run average would have ranked first in the National League with enough innings to qualify. After being charged with seven earned runs in 4 ⅔ innings, Wood’s ERA rose to 2.17 — second to Clayton Kershaw (2.07) on his own staff.The Dodgers had won 11 straight games, and 31 of 35, before Thursday. After being outscored 18-6 in consecutive losses to the rebuilding Braves, the Dodgers’ streak of dominance feels more distant than it is. “We enjoyed that ride,” manager Dave Roberts said. “We planned on coming in and starting a new one today but they’re playing good baseball. That’s a good offensive club. … The focus on trying to prepare and win a game, that hasn’t wavered.”At 66-31, the Dodgers still have baseball’s best record. They can lose their next eight games in a row and still be guaranteed to lead the National League West. They have Rich Hill and Clayton Kershaw pitching the next two days, respectively. Neither man has lost a game this month.But few expected Wood and the Dodgers to fall to earth so quickly. Atlanta scored twice in the first inning, on an RBI double by Johan Camargo and an RBI single by Tyler Flowers.With runners on second and third base in the fourth inning, Wood got Garcia to hit a harmless pop fly with two outs, certain to end the inning. When neither catcher Yasmani Grandal nor first baseman Cody Bellinger raced up the first-base line to field the ball, Wood camped underneath it. The ball bounced off the pitcher’s glove and both runners scored, giving the Braves a 4-0 lead. It was Wood’s first error this season. Bellinger would later say he lost sight of the ball against the night sky.“I looked at the last second to see if anybody was coming,” Wood said. “I heard Yas yelling my name. Instinct takes over. You try to catch it. In retrospect, probably you won’t see me trying to catch a fly ball anymore.”Garcia’s grand slam with two outs in the fifth inning, on an 0-2 fastball from Wood, was the crippling blow. No Braves pitcher had hit a grand slam since 1966, and no pitcher had hit a grand slam against the Dodgers since 1995.At 9-0, the game was out of reach. Ross Stripling took over, spelling the shortest start by Wood since April 21.“Just one of those nights,” Wood said.Wood had allowed a total of eight runs in his previous 10 starts, a streak of dominance that began May 8. This was his second career start against the Braves, who traded him to the Dodgers at the 2015 deadline in a package headlined at the time by Hector Olivera. Both times, Wood has lost.Coincidence or not, Wood seemed to make more mistakes Friday than he had in weeks.“He’s been great for us,” Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes said. “Woody will be fine.”Freddie Freeman and Tyler Flowers also homered for Atlanta, which has won seven of its last nine away from SunTrust Park.Dodgers center fielder Kiké Hernandez went 2 for 4 and scored twice. His seventh-inning triple to dead center field drove in Cody Bellinger with the Dodgers’ second run.Garcia (4-7) was charged with seven hits and three runs, all earned, in seven innings. He walked one batter and struck out four.Wood’s error was one of two by the Dodgers; Trayce Thompson also allowed a routine fly ball to ricochet off his glove in left field. That miscue didn’t lead to a run, but the announced crowd of 46,083 might have checked the standings to make sure they were watching the best team in baseball.“I don’t know,” Roberts said of the mistakes. “We do pride ourselves on playing clean baseball. There was a spurt there, a couple games before the All-Star break, we got a little sloppy. This is one of those games. Yesterday there were a couple plays. Overall it just kind of blended in. We didn’t look great.“There were some good things but you look at the scoreboard, it was a tough one. It’s one of these you just want to put out of your mind as quick as possible.” LOS ANGELES >> Jaime Garcia was so close to being traded, the Atlanta Braves flew in a pitcher from Triple-A to potentially take his start against the Dodgers on Friday night. Maybe in a parallel universe Garcia is pitching for the Minnesota Twins, Alex Wood is still undefeated, and the Dodgers are back to looking like the best team in baseball.That was a galaxy far, far away Friday night.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more