Morgan's Composites & Defence Systems business, formerly known as NP Aerospace, has been a leading supplier of advanced armour systems to the UK Ministry of Defence for more than 25 years, and has supplied more than 40,000 pairs of Osprey body armour plates and 80,000 Mk7 combat helmets for operations in Afghanistan.
Morgan's ERGOTEC 4000 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) suit is economically designed to provide the wearer with both maximum protection and full freedom of movement. The suit comprises the ERGOTEC 4000 breastplate, which minimises transmission of Shockwave energy to the operator's torso. Its innovative articulated design incorporates a three-piece telescopic construction that enhances flexibility with no loss of blast de-coupling capability. The suit also includes the unique ERGOTEC 4000 helmet and collar, which provides best-in-class protection against radial and linear head acceleration during a blast event.
The LASA (Lightweight Armour Soldier Architecture) System is the most advanced lightweight soldier system in the world. It offers bespoke, integrated load carriage and head sub-systems, available to fulfil mission-critical protection. Morgan has provided more than 1,000,000 combat proven helmets to multiple customers worldwide, and supplied more than 100,000 armour plates for personnel protection in Iraq and Afghanistan. The LASA System benefits from a 25% weight reduction against previous systems, improving mobility and reducing wearer fatigue.
Duncan Eldridge, President of Composites and Defence Systems, commented: "The DSA event is a great opportunity for us to highlight our unique soldier protection system technologies to our international customers. Advances in materials enable us to create products which offer a dramatic weight reduction, without compromising performance. We look forward to very strong interest in the latest systems from international delegates at the event."