Specialist composite manufacturer Permali Gloucester has landed a significant private sector contract to provide composite ballistic armour panels.

The contract with engineering firm SC Group includes the supply of specialised ballistic materials for usage on the Supacat military vehicle.

Ben Gaffney, Supacat’s Deputy Head, New Programmes commented: “Permali’s comprehensive bid response, together with their at-risk testing and engineering design activity, gave us the requisite levels of confidence to place the order. We’re looking forward to working with Permali to deliver this exciting new addition to the HMT vehicle offering.”

The news today is a massive step forward for the British manufacturing industry and follows a separate £15 million pound contract secured by the firm earlier this month to support the development of the AJAX vehicle which is planned to be used by the British Army.

The Gloucestershire based firm said the deals will secure 34 jobs, enabled internal research and development along with a £1 million investment into equipment.

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