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Land vehicles

 AMEFO is a major player in the French market regarding the conception and production of survivability solutions for military and special land vehicles:

  • In depth knowledge of various materials implementation: armored steel, aluminum, composites materials, bullet-proof windows etc.
  • DGA qualification of our solutions (French equivalent to the defense, equipment and support public office)
  • In-house simulation and testing resources
  • Field-proven experience

In collaboration with your teams, we design solutions tailored to fit your needs: crew protection, mobility, ergonomics  and insulation. Those solutions meet the following requirements:

  • STANAG 4 protection level and more
  • Mass/protection/cost ratio optimization
  • Survival of the crew
  • Multi impact resistance
  • Complete solutions including vehicle cabin fitting out and surface treatments

Armored vehicles hulls

In continuous interactions with your research & development office, our team advice and guide you to the find and implement the most suitable solution answering your specifications. AMEFO produces welded or kitted hull vehicle bodies from the mechanical welding to the finishing stages. Other services can be integrated as isolation, windows or seats incorporation. To complete the protection of the vehicle body against a wide range of threats, additional protections can also be added:

  • Anti-spall liner
  • Add-on armor kits and bullet proof window glasses
  • Anti-RPG protection kits
  • Mine and IED protection kits
Mécano-soudure de caisses de véhicules blindés / Armored vehicle body mechanical welding
Finition, peinture et revêtement / Industrial finishing, paints and coatings

Anti-spall liners

AMEFO provides anti-spall liners to improve the initial protection level of the land vehicles against ballistic threats and flying debris inside the cabin caused by the impact on the vehicle’s metallic walls. in addition to the armored cabin, AMEFO designs, produces and installs anti-spall liners in every critical part of the vehicle to improve on-board crew survivability.

  • Use of certified materials:
    • Glass fibre
    • Aramid: Kevlar®, Twaron®
    • High performance polyethylene: Dyneema® UD, Endumax®, Spectra Shield®, Tensylon™
  • Neutralization and reduction of flying debris
  • Precision cutting, tailored to fit in any type of vehicle
  • Available in kit or integrated by AMEFO on the in-house production line

Its latest advances enable AMEFO to provide:

  • Thermoplastic resin-based liners, an AMEFO/PLASAN exclusivity, combining high temperature resistance and absence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) inside the cabin
  • Flexible/bendable liners fitting vehicles’ slight curves to facilitate the integration in parts difficult to access
  • 3D molded liners that can be adapted to complex vehicle shapes
Liner Kevlar® moulé / Molded Kevlar® liner
Kits en aramide Kevlar ® / Kevlar ® aramid kits
Véhicule léger de reconnaissance Sherpa équipé de liner pare-éclat / Sherpa light scoot with anti-spall liner

Add-on armor kits and bullet proof window glasses

  • Use of various ballistic materials: armored steels, composite materials, ceramics
  • Lightweight solutions that do not impact the vehicle’s performance
  • Bullet-proof windows and window frames
  • Custom-made dimensions and shapes
  • Available in kits or integrated by AMEFO on the in-house production line
  • Modular solutions allowing easy mounting/dismounting by the crew, without special equipment
Pare-brises et vitres pare-balles /Bullet proof windows and window frames
Surprotections composites de porte de véhicule/ Composite add-on armor for vehicle’s doors
Bastion opérationnel/ Functional Bastion

Anti-RPG protection: Flex fence and Hybrid Slat Fence

AMEFO offers a unique RPG-defeat passive solution specially designed to protect against shaped charge of rocket propelled grenade launchers. The Flex Fence system employs a patented advanced and intelligent engineering offering the best neutralization ratio on the market. This light-weighted product is designed to fit in any type of new and retrofitted vehicles. Our solutions can be easily mounted onto any vehicles, which cannot support the weight of a traditional metal anti-RPG protection.

  • Light solution: between 10kg to 15kg/m² after integration
  • Modular solutions allowing easy mounting/dismounting by the crew, without specific equipment
  • Protections panels for opaque areas
  • Removable protection bars for glazed areas
Système de protection anti-RPG char Leclerc / Leclerc main battle tank anti-RPG protection system
Protection anti-RPG VBCI / VBCI anti RPG protection system
System de protection anti-RPG VAB / VAB anti RPG protection system
Livraison de protection anti RPG à l‘armée française / Anti RPG protection system delivery to the French army
  • Protection kits delivered by AMEFO

  • Army trained by AMEFO

Protection kits against mines and IED

AMEFO produces welded protection and specific kits to protect crews against mines and improvised explosive devices designed to absorb the blast of the explosion.

  • Use of selected materials as armored steels and composite materials
  • Adaptable to various type of vehicles
  • Kit or spare part delivery
  • Can be integrated by AMEFO on the in-house production line
Test de protection de véhicule terrestre au souffle d’explosion des mines et IED / Mines and IED blast protection simulation for land vehicles

Complex mechanically welded parts

AMEFO welds great thicknesses parts with high dimensional tolerances. It also provides coatings and anti-split mat application.

Stabilisateur de tir canon automoteur CAESAR / CAESAR Self-propelled artillery shooting stabilizer
Application de revêtement antidérapant / Anti-split mat application
Canon automoteur CAESAR / CAESAR Self-propelled artillery

Standalone add on armor for security and VIP transportation vehicles

In the context of growing threats, unmarked vehicles are more and more exposed to light weapon attacks. AMEFO’s expertise in the Defense sector allows us to offer ballistic protection for security and VIP transportation vehicles.

  • Use of selected materials as ceramic and composite materials
  • Discreet protection keeping the vehicle aspect unchanged
  • Lightweight solutions that do not impact the vehicle performance
  • Precision cutting, tailored to fit in any type of vehicle
  • Available in assembly kits, ready for integration

Its latest advances enable AMEFO to provide:

  • Thermoplastic resin based liners, an AMEFO/PLASAN exclusivity, combining high temperature resistance and absence of volatile organic compounds (VOC) inside the cabin
  • Flexible/bendable liners fitting vehicles’ slight curves to facilitate the integration in parts difficult to access
  • 3D molded liners that can be adapted to complex vehicle shapes
  • Custom made add-on composite panels fitting in any vehicle
Liner en Kevlar® dans une porte de véhicule / Kevlar® line inside a vehicle’s door
Test de résistance balistique d’un véhicule civil blindé / Ballistic protection test on an unmarked vehicle with standalone add on armor