ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on passive add-on armor solutions, their maintenance and life cycle support.
Rafael’s Add-On Reactive Armor and Passive Armor (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.
Under this MoU, ALLTEC and Rafael will cooperate on business opportunities and projects for the supply of passive add-on armor solutions from STANAG Level 4 and above, its maintenance and life cycle support for the Brazilian Ministry of Defense 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 armor solutions, including maintenance and life cycle support for Rafael’s Products.
For over 30 years, Rafael’s add-on armor 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.
ALLTEC’s vast knowledge and experience in this field have positioned it as a technological leader in the manufacture of ceramic armored 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 Armored 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 armored shields.
This innovative challenge has resulted in the acquisition of deep knowledge and a mastery of technology to manufacture armored ceramic shields (add-on) which have qualified ALLTEC as the main supplier to the Brazilian Army for that equipment.