Ceradyne Ballistic Helmet Order Draws Most Reader Interest

Ceramics in defense applications are becoming more widespread. Is your company involved in this sector?

Readers last week were most interested in Ceradyne’s additional order for ballistic helmets from the U.S. Army (U.S. Army Awards Ceradyne Additional $34 Million for Ballistic Helmets): “The U.S. Army has awarded Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company, an additional $34 million to continue supplying its ballistic helmet of the future. The integrated head protection system (IHPS), which Popular Mechanics described as ‘straight out of science fiction,’ reportedly uses advanced materials, an ultramodern design, and add-on accessories to give soldiers greater comfort and advanced protection for modern missions. This brings Ceradyne’s total IHPS contract value to more than $52 million.

“‘This order reinforces the Army’s confidence in 3M to design and produce the IHPS, which is so advanced, it sets a new global standard for head protection,’” said Cheryl Ingstad, global business manager, Advanced Ceramics Platform-Defense, 3M.

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