קיטד האל: הגנה של 360 מעלות
המוצר: שיטה מהפכנית להרכבת מיגון לרכבים
המפתחים: צוות הפיתוח וההנדסה החברה: פלסן
תחילת הפיתוח: 2001
Product: A Revolutionary Method for Assembling Vehicle Armor
Developers: The Development and Engineering Team Company: Plasan
Start of Development: 2001
Not many companies receive thank you letters from people whose lives were saved by the technology they developed. Plasan, a vehicle armor company founded in 1985, has a collection of these letters. Thanks to the exclusive armor system it developed, soldiers in a variety of combat zones worldwide are able to safely exit combat vehicles directly hit by landmines or gunfire – and they are forever grateful.
Plasan transformed the world of military armor when in 2001, it began developing a system named Kitted Hull. Up until that point, and complex. In contrast, with the Kitted Hull method, armor is assembled by connecting parts with the use of screws (the sides, floor, roof, etc.).
The new method offers faster, more efficient, more costeffective assembly of the armor protection kit. Thanks to this method, vehicle manufacturers can boost production while continuing to provide soldiers and police officers ultimate protection, as has been proven over the course of over a decade in combat regions across the globe.
Vehicles protected by Kitted Hull are used by security forces all over the world, such as the IDF, Israel Police, and the US Army. Within a brief period of time, combat forces are provided vehicles protected by armor that is adapted to the specific needs of the combat zones in which they operate.
In recent years, Plasan expanded its activity in the field of armored vehicles when it designed and developed two models of armored vehicles manufactured according to the Kitted Hull method: the SandCat Stormer, and the Guarder. So far, over 650 of these vehicles have been sold, and are being used by numerous police and military forces worldwide, including the Israel Border Police.
Plasan sells Kitted Hull armored vehicles and armor components to over 15 countries. In total, over 32,000 vehicles assembled by this method are currently in use. Vehicle sales have crossed the 3 billion mark, leading to the company to being granted Israel’s Outstanding Exporter Award for 2010.
In 2017, Dan Ziv, CEO of Plasan, was granted an award by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). The citation details that Plasan’s “…exceptional vehicle armor has saved countless lives of American service members, and continues to protect them to this day.”