Canadian Manufacturing

Feds award next-gen body armour contracts

An Ontario company won two body armour contracts that run until March 2016 with options for production extending until March 2021



BURLINTON, Ont.—Morgan Advanced Materials’ Composites and Defence Systems business announces has been awarded two body armor development contracts by the Canadian government.

The contracts focus on a next generation lightweight, low-profile design for personal armor plates.

The body armor will provide protection for high threat levels, including difficult multi-hit requirements.

The two contracts run until March 2016 with options for production extending until March 2021.

The global materials engineering company with Canadian facilities in Burlington, Ont., also provides similar plates to the UK Ministry of Defence, as well as the U.S. Military and Special Forces.

Morgan’s Composites and Defence Systems business specializes in composite systems for commercial, medical, security and defense applications including vehicle armor, combat helmets and body armor.

“We are delighted to have secured these two prestigious contracts, which underline our excellent reputation within the industry, said Duncan Eldridge, President of Morgan Advanced Materials’ Composites and Defence Systems business. “The new plates demonstrate a core commitment by the Canadian government to develop the protection of soldiers in the military and we feel that these new body armor plates will play an integral role in doing so.”

The Composites and Defence Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials makes innovative products using composite materials and special manufacturing techniques.

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