Press Release Summary:
Measuring .325 in. thick and weighing less than 1.8 lb/ftÂ², ARM-R-COAT(TM) completely self-seals on entry and exit wounds on fuel tank after it has been penetrated by projectile. It will compliment any armored car/personnel carrier or tactical law enforcement vehicle and can be applied to existing OEM fuel tank or one custom-designed and built by ARM-USA. Coating is independently tested and certified (NIJ Level III/EN 1063 level B7) to protect against .30 caliber/7.62 mm rounds.
Original Press Release:
New! ARM-R-COAT(TM) Self-Sealing Fuel Tank Coating
Redmond, OR: Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing (ARM-USA) announced today the introduction of its new ARM-R-COAT(TM) self-sealing fuel tank coating. ARM-USA's latest innovation in ballistic protection has been independently tested and certified (NIJ Level III / EN 1063 level B7) to protect against .30 caliber / 7.62 mm rounds. ARM-R-COAT(TM) consists of thin layers of proprietary material designed to completely seal a fuel tank after it is penetrated by a projectile. A unique benefit of ARM-R-COAT(TM) is its minimal coating thickness and light weight design. ARM-R-COAT(TM) is the perfect compliment to any armored car, armored personnel carrier, or tactical law enforcement vehicle.
ARM-R-COAT(TM) is a proprietary fuel tank coating that can be applied to a vehicle's existing OEM fuel tank or to a tank custom designed and built by ARM-USA. Applying ARM-R-COAT(TM) to a tank can allow a security vehicle, military personnel carrier or aircraft to continue operating after its fuel tank has been punctured, allowing the vehicle's occupants to safely complete the mission or exit a high risk situation.
"We are very pleased to introduce ARM-R-COAT(TM) to the market at this time", said Charlie Babb, Sales and Marketing Manager, ARM-USA. "With the rapid growth in the size and complexity of armored vehicle platforms weight and packaging limitations have become critical. ARM-R-COAT(TM) is unique in that we are able to achieve full self-sealing on entry and exit wounds with a .325" thick coating weighing less than 1.8 lbs. /sq. ft. Significantly lighter and thinner than competing products, ARM-R-COAT(TM) allows vehicle designers to maximize fuel capacity while providing unrivaled protection to those in harm's way."
Please visit our website at www.arm-usa.com to see a full description of ARM-R-COAT(TM), high speed video of our ballistic testing and links to our test report and white paper.
Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing (ARM-USA) is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of composite fuel containment systems and has been in business for more than 30 years. We are experts in the design and manufacture of complex fuel delivery systems. ARM-USA's racing fuel cell division, Fuel Safe Systems®, designs and manufactures crash worthy fuel cells for NASCAR, IndyCar, American Le Mans, and many other forms of professional racing. Our state of the art 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility houses all of our design, development and manufacturing divisions. In-house capabilities include CAD design & 3D modeling, precision sheet metal fabrication, machining, mil spec welding, armored & self-sealing fuel cells, rotational molding, and rubber goods manufacturing. Please call one of sales representatives today for more information about our ARM-R-COAT(TM) product or any of our fuel containment solutions.