Norton, Massachusetts, May 20, 2021. CPS Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:CPSH) today announced the receipt of an additional purchase order for HybridTech Armor® Panels to be installed as part of an integrated ballistic protection system on U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carriers from Kinetic Protection, the Navy’s prime contractor. The HybridTech Armor® panels are an essential component that protects sailors manning crew-served weapons stations aboard the Naval fleet. The value of this second purchase order for four additional ship sets is $5.8M.
This proprietary metal-encapsulated ceramic armor system developed with Kinetic Protection in collaboration with the U.S. Navy provides the optimal combination of ballistic protection, lightweight, and environmental durability in extreme maritime environments. The panels do not degrade in salt spray or sunlight. The integrated armor system containing HybridTech Armor® Panels is modular, allowing for easy system configuration to specific crew-served weapons stations on the ship. HybridTech Armor® Panels are covered by multiple patents owned by CPS.
“CPS is dedicated to protecting our sailors and Marines in a deployed shipboard environment with our advanced ballistics technology. We look forward to working with the U.S. Navy and our supply chain partners to enhance the safety and capabilities of sailors through the installation of our HybridTech Armor® across the fleet.” Said CPS Chief Operating Officer, and designated CEO, Michael McCormack.
Crew-Served Weapon Stations (CSWS) are located topside aboard various ship classes including surface combatants, amphibious ships, and aircraft carriers. These systems are used for Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection. Within the current Navy fleet, crew-served weapons stations either have no ballistic protection from direct fire or the existing protective shields rapidly deteriorate, compromising the ballistic protection provided to the sailor and require frequent replacement.
Erik Crawford, President of Kinetic Protection, said “Looking to the future with the Navy and our partners, we are all highly energized to continue delivering this robust and effective advanced ballistic shielding to the surface combatant fleet and our warfighters.”
The need to protect sailors at crew-served weapons stations is not limited to aircraft carriers. The same protective need exists on other types of ships in the U.S. Navy. Excluding submarines, the U.S. Navy currently has a fleet of over 400 surface ships. HybridTech Armor is a durable, adaptable solution developed for multi-platform installation that addresses the growing need for bolstering the protection of warfighters from a spectrum of potential threats.
CPS is a technology and manufacturing leader in producing high-performance energy management components that facilitate the electrification of the economy. Our products and intellectual property include critical pieces of the technology puzzle for electric trains and subway cars, wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, the smart electric grid, 5G infrastructure and others. CPS’ armor products provide exceptional ballistic protection and environmental durability at very lightweight. CPS is committed to innovation and to supporting our customers in building solutions to this planet’s problems.
About Kinetic Protection
Kinetic Protection (KP) provides engineering, research and development and manufacturing services focused on anti-terror/force protection for the U.S. Department of Defense. Often solutions in this space are program and requirement-specific. KP’s diverse team of former warfighters, material scientists, engineers, fabrication specialists and – coupled with partnerships across the industrial base – are able to provide full lifecycle support to its customers across a range of platforms, and mission requirements.
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