KINGSTON – Armor Dynamics began work this week on a $1.3 million contract with the U.S. Army to develop vehicle armor that will defend against the deadliest threats facing American troops in combat.
“Armor Dynamics is committed to helping save the lives of American troops,” said company CEO David Warren. “This contract is a milestone for Armor Dynamics and is an important step in getting our innovative technology on vehicles and into the field.”
Working with the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Armor Dynamics will develop reactive vehicle armor protection for light- and medium-weight tactical vehicles. This armor system will defend against Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs)
In December 2009, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) announced the funding as part of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill.
“The technology that Armor Dynamics is developing will undoubtedly save the lives of many of our troops overseas,” Hinchey said. “The investments were making in this Kingston-based company now will promote the local economy while serving the national good of providing an unprecedented level of protection for our troops in the battlefield.”
Hinchey added that the contract “puts Armor Dynamics in a very good position to win future military contracts that will create a significant number of additional jobs.”
In addition to its patented reactive armor technology, Armor Dynamics provides vehicle armor solutions for law enforcement agencies. The company uses composite plastic technology to provide cost-effective, lightweight solutions that can be tailored to the threats faced by urban, suburban or rural police agencies.
For more information, please visit www.ArmorDynamics.com, or call at 845-306-2503.