PRIMARETTE, France — November 2, 2011 — TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA opens its new facility in
Primarette, France, for the production of lightweight armour systems for aerospace applications on
Thursday 3 November 2011. The facility has obtained the Aerospace Quality Certification
EN9100:2009, AS9100, JIS Q 9100:2009.
After signing a first major contract for aerospace armour solutions in December 2009, TenCate
Advanced Armour started a design and qualification process for lightweight armour systems for
several aircraft platforms. The extensive design and qualification process was finalised in 12
months, where parts of the systems have been tested against the highest quality requirements as
well as environmental and mechanical requirements.
Aerospace standards production facility
TenCate Advanced Armour has now finalised a dedicated aircraft armour facility of
1600 square meters in Primarette. In this facility, aircraft protection is produced according to
strict aerospace standards. The facility has obtained the Aerospace Quality Certification
EN9100:2009, AS9100, JIS Q 9100:2009. The aircraft protection design, development, qualification,
production, after service and support are integrated at the site and are being handled by a
dedicated program office of TenCate Advanced Armour.
Lightweight armour protection system
Steen Tanderup, Managing Director of TenCate Advanced Armour comments: ‘We are very pleased
with the commitment from our customers to have TenCate supply these lightweight protection kits for
their aircraft. TenCate is committed to support our customers with these state of the art armour
materials to protect all key areas and systems of their aircraft.’ The TenCate lightweight armour
protection system has been designed to meet the toughest requirements in every day usage.
Posted on November 8, 2011
Source: TenCate Advanced Armour