Armoured Vehicles from NP Aerospace
Aerospace designs and manufactures a unique range of vehicle
protection products based on its CAMAC® Lightweight Composite
Armour Systems. Military and law enforcement personnel, aid workers
and television crews...... all face the same threat from small arms,
mines and bombs when deployed in high risk areas
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NP Aerospace sells directly to
Governments, Police Forces, Aid Agencies and News Crews. Our
products are not for sale to the general public.
Composite materials formed into appliqué
panels and spall liners have long been used to augment and
supplement metallic armour, but have never truly offered the
ballistic and mechanical characteristics required to provide
significant vehicle protection in their own right.
That is until now. Combining extensive composites research with 60
years’ experience at the leading edge of moulded component
technology, has resulted in the design and perfection of a
remarkable new composite armour.
CAMAC® armour is so advanced it takes composites into a new
dimension in ballistic protection. Using sophisticated ballistic
laminate technology, CAMAC® is based on high performance glass fibre
reinforced composites which are consolidated under pressure for
precise dimensional control and consistency.
Once processed, CAMAC® forms a protective shield with outstanding
ballistic and mechanical performance, up to 20% lighter than the
equivalent steel armour, yet able to defeat a wide range of threats,
including fragmentation, high velocity small arms, grenade attack,
mine blasts and burning fluids.
CAMAC® Armour Properties
Exhaustive tests both in-house and out
in the field have demonstrated that CAMAC® not only out-performs all
previous light-weight armour systems but also offers many innovative
structural advantages for vehicle armour design.
CAMAC® composite armour is a modular monocoque construction that
provides optimum ballistic protection and has the strength to carry
With simple chassis to armour connections, body recovery and refits
are straightforward, and effective repair schemes have been
Composite panels are precision moulded in shapes to match individual
vehicle configurations. The composite thickness of each panel can be
varied to enable specific threats to be defeated, which ensures
material weight and costs are kept to a minimum
Because CAMAC® Armour components are bonded by advanced adhesives,
joint lines are kept to a minimum and areas of greatest threat faced
by stronger, more repellent surfaces. The composite’s laminated
structure offers many additional protective features to safeguard
lives and provide effective blast management.
With virtually no metal in the
structure, it is free from spall and other damaging secondary blast
effects. In fact, with a built-in spall liner, CAMAC® creates more
room inside the vehicle, with no sharp edges or protrusions. CAMAC®
is excellent at absorbing energy and dissipating shock too, and is
vibration damping and thermally insulating for a reduced thermal
image and IR signature.
Style Without Compromise
NP Aerospace has been supplying the MoD, Police forces and various
news teams with armoured vehicles, body armour and helmets for over
Using our vast knowledge of manufacturing ballistic protection and
armoured vehicles, we have launched a range of discreetly armoured
These cars use the latest state-of-the-art materials and technology
combined with high quality fabrication to produce a final product
that looks, feels and drives as the original vehicle. At NP
Aerospace we provide a very flexible approach, so while our vehicles
are protected to B4/B5/B6 we will tailor the cars to suit the
client’s specific requirements.
How Our Cars Are Armoured
Before the car is armoured, it is completely stripped down. Various
areas of the body are de-seamed in order for laser cut ballistic
steel panels to be sandwiched between the inner and outer body
skins. The complete body is then dipped into a cataphoretic bath to
protect it from corrosion. Shaped Dyneema panels are then fitted
into the door cavities.
The next stage is a complete re-spray and oven bake to the original
manufacturer’s specifications. Finally, the car is carefully
re-built to a very high standard, the glazing is replaced with
profile matched, optically correct, ballistic-grade glass, resulting
in a product which is genuinely covert.
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