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Saab acquires Soft Armour technology

8th March 2013 - 11:33 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has announced that it has purchased the rights to the protection technology Soft Armour, and associated assets, from protection technology company Protaurius. The acquisition marks Saab’s first step into the field of ballistic protection technology.

Soft Armour is a patented technology that uses a spherical ceramic material to protect people and sensitive equipment from fine calibre and armour piercing ammunition. Soft Armour is self-healing and can withstand multiple hits in the same area. It can also be used in construction solutions, such as walls, shields and soft coverings.

According to Saab, Soft Armour is an environmentally friendly and ricochet free protection against projectiles and shrapnel with a predictable and customisable level of protection that is easy to transport and handle. It can also be reused and stored in bulk.

Anders Wiman, managing director of Saab Barracuda, said: ‘The acquisition of the rights to Soft Armour is a complement to our wide product portfolio within advanced camouflage. We are now expanding our investment in this type of product in both military and civil segments.

‘With this transaction, Barracuda is taking the first step in strategically widening its product portfolio beyond the technical field of signature management’.

Saab Barracuda - part of the Dynamics business area of Saab - manufactures advanced camouflage and signature management solutions for the defence market.  The company has previously collaborated with Protaurius whereby Barracuda marketed the product in certain markets.

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