Ten Cate reveals IED explosive protection system for military
TenCate Advanced Armor USA has unveiled the first available active vehicle underbody blast mitigation system, the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system, designed to reduce casualties and injuries to troops riding in vehicles that are hit by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
the TenCate ABDS™
Third-party tests confirmed that the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system can dramatically mitigate the deadly impulse energy effects of an IED blast. TenCate is working with several Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and US military vehicle makers to evaluate the system for use on a wide range of vehicle platforms. The system digitally senses how an IED will effect a ground vehicle and – in the fractions of a second in which an IED explodes – detects, analyzes, and directs a powerful active blast countermeasure to protect the vehicle and the troops on board. The system effectively mitigates the acceleration force that launches the vehicle into the air, the vehicle’s flight, which is a major contributor to injuries, and also the vehicle’s destructive crash down to the ground.