Incident Control Systems Develops New Composite Armor Rapid Escape Door System — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
June 23, 2009

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Incident Control Systems Develops New Composite Armor Rapid Escape Door System

New Bedford, MA, June 23, 2009: Incident Control Systems, LLC has developed a new revolutionary composite armor door system called C-LEADS. C-LEADS is a Composite Lightweight Escape Armored Door System, designed to be a one-for-one replacement for traditional metallic armor doors on tactical and combat wheeled vehicles that provides rapid escape for vehicle applicant. The protection level of C-LEADS is scalable in order to meet vehicle specific requirements. The advanced composite armor technology reduces the weight of up to 30% compared to metallic armor systems while maintaining the same protection level. The composite armor has been successfully tested against IED’s at close range as well as a variety of direct fire threats ranging from the 7.62mm AP to the 14.5mm AP. The C-LEADS design incorporates three rapid escape mechanisms that allow for quick extrication of personnel inside.

The replacement doors have a quick release window box, quick release hinges, and an improved “all in one” combat lock and latch system. These escape mechanisms can be accessed from either outside or inside the vehicle. The U.S. Army has expressed an interest in the C-LEADS design for use on the HMMWV and a partnership to further develop the HMWWV design with the Amy is underway. ICS has designed the C-LEADS doors for the HMMWV, FMTV and MRAP vehicles.

“Our goal was to design a door that could replace heavy steel armor while maintaining the same level of protection. We were able to do this and add additional safety features like the rapid escape devices” said Eddie Terrenzi, VP of Business Development for Incident Control Systems, LLC.

Headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Incident Control Systems is a small business that specializes in the design, manufacture, and integration of advanced composite armor solutions for military combat vehicles.

Contact: Incident Control Systems, LLC
Eddie Terrenzi
[email protected]

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