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

Magpies upset by fixture switch

first_img And after the Premier League board heard both club’s representations and subsequently granted Norwich’s request to move the fixture, the Tyneside club expressed their dissatisfaction over the outcome, accusing the league of “disregarding the impact” the change would have on their fans. A statement from Newcastle read: “At a time when the League are encouraging clubs to come up with initiatives to address reduced away supporter numbers, the disruption to Newcastle United fans further compounds a fixture selection clearly against the principles of encouraging away supporters to travel, given those making the journey from Tyneside are facing a midweek evening round-trip of 520 miles. “Newcastle United notes that a condition of this potential fixture change was that Norwich City had to provide an undertaking for the reimbursement of any match day tickets returned by home or away supporters unable to attend the re-arranged match, as well as giving consideration to the cost of travel for away supporters.” Confirmation of the final fixture date will follow the FA Cup replay result between Norwich and Fulham on January 14. Press Association The league meeting was originally scheduled for January 28 at Carrow Road but will be put back a day to January 29 should Norwich win their FA Cup replay with Fulham and earn a trip to Sheffield United on the weekend of January 25. Newcastle had strongly opposed the potential fixture change due to the “major impact it will have on fans who have already booked match ticket, travel and accommodation”. center_img The Premier League has told Newcastle they will have to accept the rearrangement of their trip to Norwich should the Canaries progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.last_img read more