News & Events-Frazer-Nash researches novel modular armour concepts for use on military vehicles


Frazer-Nash Consultancy has won a research contract with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) following a submission to the themed competition on "Protecting Military Vehicles".  

Frazer-Nash's innovation is a novel armour-attachment system which will enable the rapid fixing and removal of armour modules onto any military vehicle. It will be highly configurable to provide the ability to apply different levels of protection to a wide range of different service vehicles to meet continually changing threats in theatre.

The modular armour system concept will demonstrate the potential to deliver cost savings whilst increasing capability for UK Armed Forces. The concept is based on two key features:

 

1. Application and Maintenance - Armour packs will be much easier to attach and detach than current protection systems. This will increase the flexibility and speed with which service personnel can react to different threat levels in theatre.

2. Commonality across the fleet - Modular by design, many of the same packs will be applicable for use on multiple vehicles, significantly reducing the logistics burden and through life costs.

 

Tony Marsh, DefenceLand business manager at Frazer-Nash said: "We are delighted to have won this work through the CDE as it is recognition of the innovative nature in the way we respond to these challenges. Our concept has the potential to deliver a cost-effective capability advantage for UK Armed Forces.

"This project builds on Frazer-Nash's strong background in providing innovative solutions to tough engineering problems, and demonstrates our in depth understanding of the defence industry, the issues that service personnel face on the ground, and our technical ability to deliver."