Plasan showcases its Multi-Fonctionnal Armor system at DSEI 2017
With the Multi-Fonctionnal Armor system, Plasan, an armour and survivability company, can now offer platform Situationnal Awareness (SA) enhancement using only the armour panel as the carrier. It means that the 360° SA system is embedded in the armour panels of the combat vehicle, the system adds only 200gr/sqm to the weight of the armour and it does not increase the thickness of the panels.
The Multi-Fonctionnal Armor system (Credit : Plasan)
Modern operational requirements stemming from 21st century asymmetric warfare dictate that individual platforms must gather and share as much information as possible to build and enhance mutual SA.
Equipping a platform with Plasan's MFA offers a passive hit detection capability along with other unique features embedded in the armored panels that would provide situational awareness, allowing the crew to effectively manage the situation, and enabling clear-cut information to be passed to the right people at the right time.
Main features include:
Hit detection on the platform in real time
Health monitoring of the armour panels
Identify the area of threat
Real-time proximity alerts
Integration to any battle management system (BMS)
(N GVA compliant)
Rollover and impact analysis
Fit for any protection level needed
Built-in training mode
The MFA has been integrated into Lockheed Martin demonstration turret at Stand S8 210 at DSEI 2017.