Constellium is helping armored vehicle manufacturers create more agile and lighter vehicles that contribute to offer improved survivability.
Light and agile aluminium solutions
Around the world, conflict through insurgency has created demand for armored vehicles that are lighter, more agile, and above all, better able to improve survavibility for both military personnel in combat and their suppliers.
To fulfill these needs, Constellium is working with many of the world’s leading armored vehicle makers on aluminium and alloy solutions that offer a viable alternative to steel. Aluminium lightens the weight of hulls and components so that vehicles are not slowed down by the addition of more protection for their users.
Lightweight alloys that offer outstanding impact resistance can also provide the armor itself, either alone or as part of a multi-material “sandwich” of armor to optimize personnel protection.
Light, strong and corrosion-resistant proprietary aluminium alloys
Constellium offers armored vehicle manufacturers a unique value proposition. Our broad palette of light, strong and corrosion-resistant proprietary alloys enables us to offer highly suitable materials.
At the same time, we have a commitment to research and development, as well as a philosophy of partnering with customers to develop optimal materials solutions that are tailored to application needs.
Integral, applique and underbelly armor products require alternative alloy technologies and Constellium is leading the way with 2139, 2195, 7449 alloys and other solutions currently under development.
Supplying world-class defense manufacturers
Our customers include many of the world’s leading armored vehicle manufacturers in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Under a long-term partnership agreement, we provide a full range of high-performance aluminium products and solutions for military vehicles to BAE Land & Armaments L.P in North America.
We also supply materials to many other leading armored vehicle designers and manufacturers, including General Dynamics in the US and NEXTER and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in Europe.
Constellium is partnering with customers to develop optimal materials solutions that are tailored to application needs