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TARIAN - Vehicle armour systemtextile-based TARIAN vehicle armour system will give lightweight protection against RPGs

A ground-breaking new armour system was unveiled by the Ministry of Defence at the defence equipment event called DVD today.The revolutionary, textile-based TARIAN vehicle armour system will give lightweight protection against RPGs, in place of the current bar armour that is fitted to vehicles such as Mastiff and Ridgback.More than 20 sets of TARIAN have been ordered, with half of them fitted to the Heavy Equipment Transporters which are in use on operations in Afghanistan. The armour has been developed with Dorset-based AMSAFE in Bridport and will mean the weight savings can be applied elsewhere on the vehicle.