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High demand for armoured vehicles in Afghanistan region

International Armoring Corporation : 04 March, 2009  (New Product)
IAC's fibre constructed armoured lightweight vehicles are seeing a surge in demand from private users for protection against fire-arm attacks and improvised explosive devices
High demand for armoured vehicles in Afghanistan region
International Armoring Corporation (IAC), the innovator in lightweight armoured vehicles, has announced an increase in demand for armoured vehicles by subcontractors working in the Afghan conflict.

IAC was the first company to implement the use of high-tech fibres ("Armormax") in the armouring of passenger vehicles over 15 years ago. IAC has continued to enhance and improve the materials and installation techniques for greater protection with less weight added.

The armoured vehicles currently being shipped to Afghanistan, from one of IAC's worldwide facilities, are able to defeat high-power rifle fire, as well as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). IAC has had over 250 attacks on its armoured vehicles with a large percentage of those attacks occurring in the Middle East region.

Even with the recent military troop buildup in the region, attacks appear to have intensified. Recently, one of IAC's vehicles was again put to the test in Afghanistan. While this armoured vehicle was out on assignment it was attacked by small arms fire and the detonation of an IED.

The vehicle (see photo) received excessive damage and was ultimately undrivable. There were four occupants in the vehicle who escaped shaken, but unharmed - another happy result for an IAC client.

Mark Burton, Founder and CEO of IAC, commented, "Many lives have been saved from injury and even death as a result of these armoured vehicles. Operating in a war zone increases the risk of our vehicles being tested. We are pleased with how our armoured vehicles have not only performed under harsh environmental conditions (heat, road conditions, etc.), but during the ultimate test, an attack. I do not see any decrease in demand for these types of vehicles in this region of the world."

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