The team at Rospardo MCT have extensive experience in the design and manufacturing composite structures and armour. Supplying design expertise and components all over the world from helicopters for South Africa, to body armour for Latvia.
We have a number of unique products, for example a spall liner system which uses natural phenolic resin system. This offers technical benefits as well as environmental ones, allowing parts over 3.2m wide to be produced (in principle as wide as the fabric can be woven) avoiding the limitations and costs of prepreg or film laminated products.
Have a look at some of our projects below to find out more…..
14m Army Work Boat:
Contracted by MoD to design manufacture & certify an applique armour kit for their Army Work Boat.
Concept design & presentation to Main Contractor
Full Template kit of required protection area
Phase 2 template kit (including modification made to template material)
Production of Armour kit to modified templates including test & certification according to required threat.
Dry fit, revise on site as necessary
Revision of Armour Design Drawings to modified kit, sign off by Main Contractor
Production of additional armour kits to signed off design
MAN Armoured Tilt Cab:
Contracted by coachbuilder to design an armoured protection cell for the driver / operator of a gold bullion lorry for a major securities company.
Concept design, presentation of project to coachbuilder
Creation of armour system to resist required threat – test & create report accordingly
Deconstruction of entire CAB area
Creation of required armour panels, dry fit according to CAD including Tilting Armoured Walkway System
Sign off of design according to stated requirements
Blast & ballistic Protected Fast Erect Shelter
Contracted by security company to modify an existing Fast Erect Shelter system to incorporate resistance to Ballistic & Explosive attacks.
Concept design, FEA analysis of structural loadings
LS DYNA analysis of explosion resistance including on item analysis
Production of custom interlock & heavy-duty CAM system for required threat resistance
Test & certification, design sign off
Manufacture of panels & trial fit of each system according to design
BVS10 Turret & Bar Armour Investigation
Additional armour systems supplied were not allowing full utilisation of the vehicles capabilities. We were asked to conceive a lighter turret & bar armour system to allow some of these capabilities to be re-enabled.
Concept design, production & test of main armour system
FEA analysis of new bar concept for stated operational loading
LS Dyna analysis of explosion resistance of bar armour concept
Supply of analysis to main contractor
Rotorcraft Cockpit Seat Analysis
Carried out analysis of fitment & crash resistance for possible supply into new aircraft
Design of seat according to requirements
Analysis of crash resistance requirements – proposal to meet these & main weight & structural criteria
Creation of “Simulated Seat” including attenuation system for fitment trials
Design, test & certification of armour system to meet Ballistic & Structural requirements
Supply of ballistic & structural components for CH47
Re-creation of Ballistic & Structural design to meet legacy specifications
Bespoke fabrics & resin systems
Custom machined hard strike-face systems, custom moulded backing systems
Test & Certification according to legacy specifications
Manufacture & supply of multiple components into primary supply chain
Seat in QA Fitment Check
Design & Manufacture of rotorcraft armoured seat systems
Creation of all designs, material specifications, test procedures & QA checking according to Prime Contractor requirements
Test & Certification of main armour materials & seats according to requirements
Manufacture multiple sets according to requirements achieving self certification & “Gold Supplier Status”
Engagement for future systems supply
Tile Thickness Variation Analysis
Examination into Tile Thickness variation using consistent test backings
Manufacture & test multiple test tokens
Create test report – send to ceramics supplier
Engage supplier in discussions to supply manufacturable ceramics to ensure minimum performance requirements are exceeded consistently