The Armour Development Division is responsible for the research and development of passive and reactive armour systems for the South African National Defence Force. These systems are intended for use on vehicles, ships and as personnel protection.

The Research and Development is centered around

  • Development and testing of new armour materials
  • Development of armour protection systems against KE penetrators – small, medium and heavy calibre.
  • Development of armour protection systems against HEAT missiles – passive laminates and explosive reactive armours
  • Development of personnel protection systems – body armour

Armour Development is focused on developing and improving existing armour protection systems against all known threats. We welcome collaboration subject to agreements on non-disclosure and protection of intellectual property.

TEST AND EVALUATION

  • Armour Development has access to various weapons and ammunition including suitable test ranges for the testing of certification of amour for the private defence industry.
  • Testing of steel, glass, aluminum and ceramic combinations. Ceramic materials are alumina and silicon carbide based.
  • Testing of bonding techniques
  • Ball, lead, mild steel, tool steel and tungsten carbide tipped ammunition
  • Testing to international standards

BODY AMOUR

HEAVY AMOUR

  • Development of heavy amour systems primarily for application in Main battle tanks.
  • This configuration has up to date defeated the following threats:
  1. 105mm KE Mk 3 – 530mm pen
  2. 120mm KEW – ± 600mm pen
  3. 120mm F1 KE – ± 640 mm pen
  4. 180mm HEAT warhead – 1300mm pen
  5. TOW II HEAT warhead 1000 mm pen
  6. 53/145mm tandem HEAT warhead – 1100mm pen

BAR AMOUR

  • Rocket impact between bars. No detonation
  • Rocket impacts on bar and detonates

Contact details:

Tel: +27 (12) 428 3132   Fax: +27 (12) 428 2816

E-mail: armdev@armscor.co.za

+ Profile

The Armour Development Division is responsible for the research and development of passive and reactive armour systems for the South African National Defence Force. These systems are intended for use on vehicles, ships and as personnel protection.

The Research and Development is centered around

  • Development and testing of new armour materials
  • Development of armour protection systems against KE penetrators – small, medium and heavy calibre.
  • Development of armour protection systems against HEAT missiles – passive laminates and explosive reactive armours
  • Development of personnel protection systems – body armour

Armour Development is focused on developing and improving existing armour protection systems against all known threats. We welcome collaboration subject to agreements on non-disclosure and protection of intellectual property.

+ Business Activities

TEST AND EVALUATION

  • Armour Development has access to various weapons and ammunition including suitable test ranges for the testing of certification of amour for the private defence industry.
  • Testing of steel, glass, aluminum and ceramic combinations. Ceramic materials are alumina and silicon carbide based.
  • Testing of bonding techniques
  • Ball, lead, mild steel, tool steel and tungsten carbide tipped ammunition
  • Testing to international standards

BODY AMOUR

HEAVY AMOUR

  • Development of heavy amour systems primarily for application in Main battle tanks.
  • This configuration has up to date defeated the following threats:
  1. 105mm KE Mk 3 – 530mm pen
  2. 120mm KEW – ± 600mm pen
  3. 120mm F1 KE – ± 640 mm pen
  4. 180mm HEAT warhead – 1300mm pen
  5. TOW II HEAT warhead 1000 mm pen
  6. 53/145mm tandem HEAT warhead – 1100mm pen

BAR AMOUR

  • Rocket impact between bars. No detonation
  • Rocket impacts on bar and detonates

+ Contacts

Contact details:

Tel: +27 (12) 428 3132   Fax: +27 (12) 428 2816

E-mail: armdev@armscor.co.za