Al Hosn Armored Systems, a subsidiary of Tawazun Holding (UAE), announced the production of a new cutting edge, extra light weight protective vest. The new armored vest, which weighs only 8.5 kg, will be made in cooperation with Khalifa University Research Center and DuPont and is an innovative protection solution for (troops, personnel, etc.) that will be produced for the protection of individuals.
The vest will be produced based on the standards of the UAE GHQ Armed Forces complying with the National Institute Justice standards Level 3++ and is a collaborative effort by using the machinery of Khalifa University Research Center, the material of DuPont and the operational expertise of Al Hosn in production. Al Hosn is planning to increase production of the armored vest to fulfill the demand of the Armed Forces and other defense entities.
On the research side, Khalifa University is actively involved in establishing long term strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations. The University currently enjoys strong relationships with over 20 national and international partners including industry leaders, multinational entities, government agencies, universities and other institutions. Through this most recent collaboration with Al Hosn, it will continue to create and nurture a culture of research and innovation excellence focused on challenges of societal and economic importance.
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, the aramid fiber that DuPont uses is credited with helping to save thousands of lives. Lightweight and extraordinarily strong, it’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safer, more cut resistant and durable. This technology will enable Al Hosn to provide highly innovative products to the region and bring superior solutions to customers faster and more effectively.
Commenting on the new product announcement, Al Hosn General Manager, Eng. Mohammed Al Teneiji stated: “Over the last 2 years, since Al Hosn Armored Systems was established, we have been actively involved in researching and producing products that are in high demand in the local, regional and international markets. Our team has worked tirelessly to have in place state of the art armory and protective gear that ensure safety and protection of all who use our products.”
“The armored vest is the latest creation for Al Hosn and we intend to create more products like this in order for Al Hosn to be specialized in the defense market ensuring that we stand out, not only regionally but globally as well,” he added.
Tawazun Holding, which was borne out of the long-established Tawazun Economic Council in 2007, was created to develop ventures through industrial partnerships and strategic investments that add value to the UAE’s industrial manufacturing sector across a number of areas: defense and aerospace, automotive, munitions, metals and technology.
Tawazun has established itself as an active industrial investor both locally and internationally by partnering with a hand-picked selection of world-class market leaders to build skills, expertise, products and systems in the UAE. Its investment strategy is designed to drive change within the marketplace, while its aim is to inspire emerging companies by providing strong and consistent support to aid their future expansion.
The establishment of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) was announced during IDEX 2015 and the company was launched a result of a merger among Mubadala Development, Tawazun and Emirates Advanced Investments to unite the efforts and highlight on the Emirates defense capabilities.
The integration resulted in shifting some of the Tawazun owned companies to EDIC, namely: Caracal Light Ammunitions, Caracal International, Burkan, ADASI, Tawazun Dynamics, Tawazun Precision Industries and NIMR Automotive. Tawazun had recently launched two new companies, Al Hosn Armored Systems and Advanced Pyrotechnics, which were added to the rest of its portfolio companies including: Tawazun Industrial Park, Jaheziya, Tawazun Training Center and Remaya.