BAE Systems partners with RIA to produce composite armor

  • 21-Sep-2009 01:34 EDT

BAE Systems and Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA) have jointly agreed to establish a manufacturing center in Rock Island, IL, designed to produce composite armor for a variety of customers in the public and private sector, including the U.S. Government. The partnership calls for BAE Systems to provide the technology and processes to allow RIA to produce composite armor used in military ground vehicles, commercial armored vehicles, soldier protection equipment, and other safety and survivability applications. RIA will be the manufacturer, providing floor space, skilled labor, and infrastructure, while BAE Systems will provide the technical and management oversight.

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