TenCate Advanced Armor is pleased to announce the award of a four-year, dual source framework contract for the X-Side Ballistic Insert (XSBI) portion of the U.S. Army Vital Torso Protection (VTP) body armor plate program. TenCate Advanced Armor will compete for each order of the $265m contract for X-Side Ballistic Insert hard armor plates. Deliveries of the initial orders are expected to begin in 2021 after first article testing and approvals, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 27, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
“The award is a testament to the leading position of TenCate Advanced Armor USA in the development and manufacturing best-in-class body armor products for the US warfighter, and we are very proud to supply the Army with the XSBI plates” says Col. (ret.) Andy Mills, president, TenCate Advanced Armor USA.
TenCate Advanced Armor USA, Inc. is a major provider of personal protection solutions for police departments, federal agencies, and large multi-year government programs. With years of experience in body armor development and manufacturing, TenCate Advanced Armor USA, Inc. provides a diverse portfolio of stand-alone (SA) and in-conjunction (IC) plates with special capabilities to meet the needs of US and allied warfighters and law enforcement officers.