Riley Solutions selected for competitive role in DARPA Armored Vehicle Challenge 2010
A new hybrid armor will undergo the most demanding and stringent testing by the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) in Ballston, VA in the fall of 2010. After passing selection, this armor will be able to provide US military and law enforcement personnel serving at home or around the world with a better, lighter, and more cost effective protective solution than has ever been deployed before.
Riley Solutions Inc. (RSI) of Houston, TX, in close partnership with NanoRidge Materials, Inc., is delivering a groundbreaking armor for rigorous testing against the most destructive small arms fire. The armor is a remarkable blend of the very best in conventional light-armor materials with the most advanced application of nanomaterials. This blended layering fundamentally improves the armor's resilience to impact, penetration, and thus defeats the hostile round as it strikes the new composite material.
"After several years of independent development and research at our own expense, we were honored that DARPA selected RSI for the Armor II Challenge. RSI has developed a rigorous testing and evaluation program through independent certified test laboratories; we have outstanding scientists, military and law enforcement veterans who are committed to developing the finest solutions for our war fighters and law enforcement officers. Becoming a DARPA sponsored armor company will enable RSI to participate in the Government's long term development of new nano-enhanced armor," said John Tidrow, President of RSI.
Source: Riley Solutions
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