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DSEI 2013: Tarian armour fitted to Husky

10th September 2013 - 07:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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Amsafe Bridport has displayed its Tarian lightweight armour system in a service-ready standard on the Navistar Husky vehicle for the first time at the DSEi exhibition in London.

The mesh cage-like armour is designed to protect vehicles from attacks from rocket-propelled grenades and was developed by Amsafe in response to a military requirement for an alternative to heavier traditional metal bar RPG protection systems.

Tarian uses a textile net manufactured from high-tenacity fibres that are attached to vehicles using flexible mountings. The company said it is 98% lighter, meaning it can be fitted to smaller vehicles.

In February, Amsafe secured

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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