Morgan to supply armour solution for Wiesel

Posted on 24 Nov 2017 and read 563 times
Morgan to supply armour solution for WieselWindsor-based Morgan Advanced Materials has been awarded a contract by Flensburger Fahrzeugbau GmbH (FFG) to provide a complete armour solution for the German Army’s Wiesel 1 armoured weapons carrier.

Morgan’s Composites and Defence Systems business will initially deliver its Camac armour and ‘survival package’ for three variants of the Wiesel 1. All the armour will be manufactured at Morgan’s Coventry site.

This project is the first time the two businesses have worked together, so it marks an important breakthrough into the German market for Morgan.

The Wiesel 1 was originally developed to meet the German Army’s requirement for a light armoured tracked vehicle to accompany airborne troops. Its lightweight armour provides a high level of ballistic protection, without impeding its manoeuvrability (www.morganadvancedmaterials.com).

Duncan Eldridge, president of Morgan’s Composites and Defence Systems business, said: “Being selected to provide a complete armour system for the Wiesel upgrade project is an exciting prospect for Morgan, and we are delighted to be working with FFG to support the German Army.

“The Wiesel 1 armoured weapons carrier is a vehicle built with versatility in mind, making it ideal for our high-performance lightweight multi-hit armour solutions.”

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