Brazilian Army - VBTP-MR Guarani
Brazilian Army - VBTP-MR Guarani

Rafael and ALLTEC Sign MoU on Passive Add-On Armor Solutions for Brazilian Army

Earlier this month, ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on passive add-on armor solutions, their maintenance and life cycle support. Under this MoU, ALLTEC and Rafael will cooperate on business opportunities and projects for the supply of passive add-on armor solutions from STANAG Level 4 and above, its maintenance and life cycle support for the Brazilian Ministry of Defense andauxiliary forces. The MoU’s purpose is to achieve maximum local industrial content and facilitate joint marketing and sales of Rafael’s passive add-on armor solutions, including maintenance and life cycle support for Rafael’s Products. Rafael’s Add-On Reactive Armor and Passive Armor defends against a wide range of threats such as anti-tank rockets, small firearms, AP projectiles, high-speed fragments of artillery, mortars, and high explosives.

ALLTEC’s vast knowledge and experience in this field have positioned it as a technological leader in the manufacture of ceramic armored shields (add-on) in any shape and thickness. ALLTEC has used these expertise to increase the level of ballistic protection required by the Brazilian Army on the new Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (WAPC) ‘Guarani’. ALLTEC was designated as a contractor to develop a full kit of additional ballistic protection (add-on) to be attached to the new WACP ‘Guarani’, including the stages of technological research, manufacturing, proving ground tests, official certification process, final assembly and camouflage painting of the armored shields. This innovative challenge has resulted in the acquisition of deep knowledge and a mastery of technology to manufacture armored ceramic shields (add-on) which have qualified ALLTEC as the main supplier to the Brazilian Army for that equipment.

Brazilian Army – VBTP-MR Guarani

Established in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil since 1995, Alltec specialized in the manufacture of composite structures and parts, structural assembly, and thermoplastic components. Research and development projects are supported with ISO17025 accredited laboratory, which makes a full complement of the design and prototyping services. The clients’ projects are supported by a team of dedicated and skilled professionals who will work directly with the clients’ staff to determine product manufacturability while rapidly and efficiently moving to the next stage from the development of 3D drawings, selection of raw materials, tooling development and production up to the final product. with all necessary certification solutions to meet the clients’ design and development needs. Alltec is part of the Brazilian Aerospace Cluster (APL), an aerospace cluster, based in the São José dos Campos Technology Park.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea, and space applications for the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli defense establishment, as well as for customers around the world. For over 30 years, Rafael’s add-on armor protection solutions have been in use by the Israel Defense Forces, US forces, NATO countries, peacekeeping units, and other customers around the world to effectively protect land forces. Rafael’s Add-On Reactive Armor and Passive Armor (easily installed or removed quickly according to mission needs), defend against a wide range of threats such as anti-tank rockets, small firearms, AP projectiles, high-speed fragments of artillery, mortars, and high explosives. RAFAEL is one of Israel’s three largest defense companies, and employs 8,000 people and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers.