Ceramic armour panels against Armour Piercing threats
FMS composite armour consists of ceramic strike face and polymer backing. The ceramics used include Boron-Carbide (B4C), Silicon-Carbide (SiC) and Alumina (Al2O3), while the backing is made from pressed UD fabrics including FAMOSTONE (UHMW-PE) and UD Aramid.
FMS Ceramic and Steel Composite Armour solutions offer exceptional performance at extreme temperatures, enhanced water and chemical resistance, fire-retardancy, low blunt trauma and long-lasting lifecycle. The composite armour provides multi-hit protection against high-velocity and armour-piercing projectiles. It withstands threats such as NIJ level IV, EN level BR7, STANAG level 3 and higher threat levels.
Helicopter floor protection
Helicopters and other manned and unmanned aerial vehicles are extremely weight sensitive since every saved kilo of armour allows taking more payload, increase flight range or improve aircraft performance. Sophisticated and extremely lightweight FMS armour kits help accomplish this critical mission. FMS tailor made armour kits help armour integrators do their job according to the international standards and regulations, while at the same time maintaining platform reliability and flight safety without compromises.
Usually, the ballistic protection in aircraft is fitted on the floor to protect from ground fire. Thus, high protection levels are required to withstand high energy projectiles. Taking in mind that the armour solution should be as lightweight as possible and provide excellent multi hit capability, advanced FMS solutions are offered such as discrete ceramic armour and other lightweight solutions based on, but not limited to, Boron-Carbide ceramic armour kits