KINGSTON â€“ 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.
â€œArmor Dynamics is committed to helping save the lives of American troops,â€ said company CEO David Warren. â€œThis contract is a milestone for Armor Dynamics and is an important step in getting our innovative technology on vehicles and into the field.â€
Working with the Armyâ€™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.
â€œThe technology that Armor Dynamics is developing will undoubtedly save the lives of many of our troops overseas,â€ Hinchey said. â€œThe 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.â€
Hinchey added that the contract â€œputs Armor Dynamics in a very good position to win future military contracts that will create a significant number of additional jobs.â€
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.