Background

The world has dramatically changed since 9/11. The insurgent and terrorist threats worldwide have changed from small arms fire to the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs). These devices are injuring and claiming the lives of numerous American and Allied Force troops.

Defence departments globally have incorporated aggressive survivability strategies to combat these threats. The three key requirements relating to military vehicles include an increase in survivability levels, weight reduction and an increase in maneuverability. In summary, defence officials constantly repeat "We want light but strong!". The inherent paradox of these objectives bring innovative products such as Cymat's SmartMetal™ to the forefront of today's designs.

Cymat's products are being sought after for present and future generation vehicles to ensure that an effective solution is produced for increasing survivability levels.