TenCate Advanced Armour has launched the full production phase to supply composite armor systems for the Spanish Army’s Dragon VCR Combat Vehicle Program.
The manufacturing phase marks the successful delivery of an important part of the survivability suite to one of the world’s most advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) programs.
In a partnership with TESS Defence, TenCate Advanced Armour has managed the development of survivability aspects from the early phases of the program.
“TESS Defence has welcomed TenCate Advanced Armour as a partner in the project to add extensive capability in terms of survivability management and integration from an early stage,” said Miguel Morell, General Manager, TESS Defence.
He added: “The 8×8 Dragon VCR combat vehicle program is remarkable and a great success for the consortium of Spanish companies to develop and field a unique combat vehicle.”
“We are extremely proud to be the selected partner for TESS Defence for the 8×8 Dragon VCR combat vehicle. Our partnering in the program is a result of a multi-year development effort. Receiving the order to manufactuer the composite armor, is a great reward, bringing the project full circle,” commented Steen Tanderup, CEO, TenCate Advanced Armour.
The 8×8 Dragon VCR combat vehicle program marks the delivery of the first variant of a new generation of armored platforms to the Spanish Army.