TenCate has announced its cooperation with the Danish company ABDS ApS for the development and market preparation of the TenCate ABDS™ active blast countermeasure system for the protection of army vehicles against improvised explosive devices and roadside bombs. The company will acquire all the shares of ABDS ApS, which will be integrated into the TenCate organization as TenCate Active Protection ApS. Full ownership by TenCate effectively supports a timely international market introduction through producers of army vehicles in order to substantially increase the survivability protection levels of vehicles used in crisis areas. The acquisition will be completed as soon as Danish authorities approve the transaction.
The implementation of the TenCate ABDS active blast countermeasure system is currently planned to take place during 2012-2013.
TenCate Advanced Armour (with facilities in Denmark, the Netherlands, U.K., France and the U.S.) is a specialist in vehicle armouring systems based on light weight, composite armour materials. The TenCate ABDS offers complementary survivability protection against the effects of explosives. There is a clear need for enhanced protection, in combination with increased mobility of army vehicles. The ABDS system enables TenCate Advanced Armour to expand its capabilities in terms of advanced protection systems for vehicles to meet these market needs.