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ALLTECH and RAFAEL Sign Add-On Armour MoU

Brazilian Guarani 6x6 APC [image via Rafael]

ALLTEC of Brazil and Rafael have signed an MoU to cooperate on Add-On Armour solutions for the Brazilian Ministry of Defence.

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Press Release, Tel Aviv, 10 March 2021: Earlier this month, ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on passive add-on armour solutions, their maintenance and life cycle support.

Rafael’s Add-On Reactive Armour and Passive Armour defends against a wide range of threats such as anti-tank rockets, small firearms, AP projectiles, high-speed fragments of artillery, mortars, and high explosives. Under this MoU, ALLTEC and Rafael will cooperate on business opportunities and projects for the supply of passive add-on armour solutions from STANAG Level 4 and above, its maintenance and life cycle support for the Brazilian Ministry of Defence and auxiliary forces.

The MoU’s purpose is to achieve maximum local industrial content and facilitate joint marketing and sales of Rafael’s passive add-on armour solutions, including maintenance and life cycle support for Rafael’s Products.

For over 30 years, Rafael’s add-on armour protection solutions have been in use by the Israel Defense Forces, US forces, NATO countries, peacekeeping units, and other customers around the world to effectively protect land forces. Rafael’s Add-On Reactive Armour and Passive Armour (easily installed or removed quickly according to mission needs), defend against a wide range of threats such as anti-tank rockets, small firearms, AP projectiles, high-speed fragments of artillery, mortars, and high explosives.

Brazilian Guarani 6×6 APC add-on armour [image via Rafael]

ALLTEC’s vast knowledge and experience in this field have positioned it as a technological leader in the manufacture of ceramic armoured shields (add-on) in any shape and thickness. ALLTEC has used these expertise to increase the level of ballistic protection required by the Brazilian Army on the new Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier (WAPC) ‘Guarani’. ALLTEC was designated as a contractor to develop a full kit of additional ballistic protection (add-on) to be attached to the new WACP ‘Guarani’, including the stages of technological research, manufacturing, proving ground tests, official certification process, final assembly and camouflage painting of the armoured shields. This innovative challenge has resulted in the acquisition of deep knowledge and a mastery of technology to manufacture armoured ceramic shields (add-on) which have qualified ALLTEC as the main supplier to the Brazilian Army for that equipment.

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