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Lightweight, Flexible Ballistic Protection System for Arc Shaped Shelters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97731
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-169-0489
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-169
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tex Tech Industries Inc.
105 North Main St PO Box 8 North Monmouth, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Lightweight, Flexible Ballistic Protection System for Arc Shaped Shelters
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0045
Award Amount: $69,995.00
 

Abstract:

Currently the air beam/arc shelters have no protection from mortar fragmentation or other indirect fire. In many cases, customary methods of ballistic protection such as sandbag walls and/or concrete barriers may require more logistical support than is available leaving the military personal vulnerable to enemy attack. The U.S. Army has evaluated the use of off-the-shelf armor materials and found them to be too heavy or too costly for real-time use. To protect the soldier from motor fragmentation, a lightweight protection is required that is low cost enough to be purchased for a large number of soft shelter systems. Tex Tech Industries and the University of Maine at Orono (UMaine) have the expertise, manufacturing capability, and plan to provide the U.S. Military protection against small arms and fragmenting munitions for Arc Shaped Shelters.

Principal Investigator:

Stan Farrell
Program Manager
2079339203
sfarrell@textech.us

Business Contact:

David Erb
Director of R&D
2079334404
erbdf@textech.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tex Tech Industries Inc.
105 North Main St PO Box 8 North Monmouth, ME 04265

EIN/Tax ID: 042809865
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No