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Hobson Industries and Rospardo MCT Joint Venture

Hobson THEMIS Armour System personnel carrier and Hobson DEIMOS gunship at DVD 2022 [© Bob Morrison]

Hobson Industries and Rospardo MCT sign Joint Venture Agreement to bring Advanced Lightweight Armour system development in-house.

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Press Release, Donington-on-Bain, 05 January 2023: Hobson Industries Limited, the Lincolnshire UK military vehicle and armour specialist, is pleased to announce a Joint Venture with Rospardo MCT Ltd, the Daventry UK armour specialist, to bring Advanced Lightweight Armour system development in-house.

Working closely with Hobsons in-house Ballistics Test Facility, this partnership will develop into a Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Joint Venture for Protected Systems that work on the THEMIS Lightweight Armour System and subsequent iterations of this unique and unsurpassed system.

The first vehicles fitted with a version of the THEMIS Lightweight Armour System based on the Land Rover Defender platform is in service with a high security UK Government department. The THEMIS Lightweight Armour System meets the Military Standard STANAG 4569 and the PAS300 and PAS301 specifications.

Rospardo MCT works on Advanced Lightweight Composite Armour for the Aerospace and Marine Industries and has a long history of supply of these systems to primes such as Boeing, Sikorsky and BAE Systems.

Rospardo MCT has over 70 years of collective design, manufacture and test experience on composite armour systems and has teamed with Hobsons to develop the THEMIS Lightweight Armour System and its subsequent iterations to include Land with the Marine and Aerospace sectors revolutionising ballistic event management from ‘the Iron Age to the Space Age’.

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