CPS Technologies Corporation (CPSH) is pleased to announce that a jointly-developed integrated armor solution incorporating CPS’ HybridTech Armor® is now undergoing sea trials for a key U.S. Navy requirement.
After several years of joint development, with original funding from a Navy SBIR, prime contractor Kinetic Protection has delivered an integrated armor solution to the U.S. Navy, incorporating and based upon CPS’ HybridTech Armor strike faces, which meets the exacting requirements of ballistic protection, light weight, cost and durability for this Navy application. The primary objective of the current sea trials, which will last into 2018, is to confirm environmental durability.
The Kinetic Protection partnership is a primary example of CPS’ strategy of teaming with multiple armor integrators worldwide to develop integrated armor solutions which are enabled by the remarkable properties of CPS’ HybridTech Armor. These solutions are comprised of several layers of material integrated together with HybridTech Armor strike faces. The HybridTech Armor itself consists of ceramic tiles completely enveloped and mechanically and chemically bonded to lightweight and stiff aluminum metal matrix composites.
Tom Breen, CPS Technologies Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, commented “CPS Technologies HybridTech Armor components result in a remarkably lighter armor than traditional steel offerings. Using our patented, metal-encapsulated solution enhances state of the art ceramic performance while also providing superior, yet cost effective environmental durability that is measured in decades instead of years. Our modular designs have been field tested and proven to defeat threats as high as STANAG 6. CPS has an excellent track record supporting multiple branches of the US Military as well as domestic and international prime contractors and armor integrators. Working with technology innovators such as Kinetic Protection, LLC., continues that long string of successes.”
Kinetic Protection’s President Erik Crawford adds, “Kinetic Protection has been identifying and delivering real-world anti-terror/force-protection solutions for our customers through the years and the demands are high. We in part have been able to achieve this through valued and vital partnerships with the likes of CPS Technologies. This is very much a contact sport, and we are thrilled to take the field with CPS on our team!”
About CPS Technologies Corporation:
CPS is a global leader in producing metal-matrix composite components used to improve the reliability and performance of various armor and electrical systems. CPS products are used to defeat the most advanced threats to ground, airborne and naval platforms. They are also used in motor controllers for hybrid and electric vehicles, high-speed trains, subway cars and wind turbines, as well as heat spreaders in internet switches, routers and high-performance microprocessors.
About Kinetic Protection, LLC.:
Based in Stillwater, MN, Kinetic Protection develops and manufactures advanced defense systems for the US military. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology. With over 20 years of peacetime and wartime experience, Kinetic Protection has hand-selected former operators and decision-makers in several disciplines to leverage current and emerging technology and combine the understanding of operational procedures and needs.
CPS Technologies Corporation is a global leader in producing metal-matrix composite components used to improve the reliability and performance of various electrical systems. CPS products are used in motor controllers for hybrid and electric vehicles, high-speed trains, subway cars and wind turbines. They are also used as heatspreaders in internet switches, routers and high-performance microprocessors. CPS also develops and produces metal-matrix composite armor.