TenCate successfully starts production of the armor system for the Spanish Army’s 8×8 Dragon VCR combat vehicle program.
AMSTERDAM, May 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — TenCate Advanced Armor successfully starts production of the armor system for the Spanish Army’s 8×8 Dragon VCR combat vehicle program.
TenCate Advanced Armor has entered the full production phase to supply composite armor systems for the Dragon VCR Combat Vehicle Program. The manufacturing phase marks the successful delivery of a key piece of the survivability suite to one of the world’s most advanced IFV programs. In a partnership with TESS Defence, TenCate Advanced Armor has led the development of an important part of the survivability aspect from the early stages of the program.
“TESS Defense has welcomed TenCate Advanced Armor as a partner in the project to add extensive survivability management and integration capabilities at an early stage,” says Miguel Morellgeneral manager, TESS defense. He adds: “The 8×8 Dragon VCR combat vehicle program is remarkable and a great achievement for the consortium of Spanish companies in developing and deploying a unique combat vehicle.”
“We are extremely proud to be TESS Defense’s partner of choice for the 8×8 Dragon VCR combat vehicle. Our partnership in the program is the result of several years of development work. Getting the contract to manufacture the composite armor is a great reward.” “This brings the project full circle,” he explains Steen TanderupCEO, 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.
TenCate Advanced Armor provides our customers with survivability systems specifically designed for personal protection, land systems, watercraft and aeronautical platforms. With a background in composites, TenCate Advanced Armor is an industrial scale engineering and manufacturing partner with the ability to meet the requirements for…