AmSafe Awarded Contract For Tarian QuickShield

AmSafe Industries Inc., Phoenix, has received a $4 million contract from the United Kingdom
Ministry of Defence (MOD) to supply its Tarian QuickShield rocket-propelled-grenade (RPG)
protection system. The textile net system is based on AmSafe’s patented Tarian technology, which
comprises a lightweight modular system that replaces traditional bar or slat armor on vehicles such
as high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles that cannot handle the weight of traditional RPG
armor, and can be used in place of damaged or missing bar armor. AmSafe reports it can easily be
stowed aboard the vehicle and fitted immediately to replace damaged bar armor without disrupting a
crew’s mission.

Introduced in 2009, Tarian technology has been tested by the MOD’s Defence Science and
Technology Laboratory and by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA), and has been shown to withstand more than 550 live firing shots. QuickShield is up
to 98-percent lighter than steel bar or slat armor and up to 94-percent lighter than aluminum bar
or slat armor, AmSafe reports.

May/June 2011