Mountain Horse Solutions and NP Aerospace Selected for US Navy Maritime Body Armor Contract
August 12, 2020, Colorado Springs, CO USA — Mountain Horse Solutions, a U.S. Defense and Mission Critical Equipment Supplier, based in Union City TN, and NP Aerospace, a ballistic hard armor company, have been awarded a four-year U.S. Navy Maritime Buoyant Plate body armor contract framework valued at over $20m.
Mountain Horse and NP Aerospace will supply up to 11,000 of the LASA LWB III+ IC06 MBP Maritime Buoyant Plates, which are lightweight and feature a highly durable waterproof Polyurea coating. The contract framework is for a four-year period and has a maximum value of $20,599,334. Mountain Horse and NP Aerospace were selected due to their ability to meet U.S. Navy strict performance requirements.
Mountain Horse, a key supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces and Government Agencies, selected NP Aerospace as hard armor manufacturer due to the company’s extensive experience working with global defense organizations including Canada’s Department of National Defence and the UK Ministry of Defence. NP Aerospace has supplied over 200,000 body armor plates to British and Canadian Armed Forces, over 1 million ballistic helmets, and armor systems for over 2,000 NATO vehicles used in overseas operations.
Chris Witts, Director, Mountain Horse Solutions, said: “We are thrilled and honored to be awarded this contract. Supplying the U.S. Navy with a top-quality critical safety product, like the Buoyant Ballistic Hard Armour plate, is a significant achievement. Mountain Horse Solutions is an expert in supply chain management and prides itself in providing the US Armed Forces with the highest quality and most innovative equipment available. This award confirms the strength of Mountain Horse Solutions’ partnership with NP Aerospace and our commitment to supplying rapid response innovative solutions to the military.”
James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, said: “Being awarded the U.S. Navy Maritime Buoyant Plate body armor contract is a testament to our experience in composite armor technology. Our personal armor has been used by frontline allied forces for over 25 years. We are proud to be supporting Mountain Horse and the U.S. Navy in supplying our troops with the lightest weight, highest performing, top-quality products on the market. The LWB III+ IC06 MBP Maritime Buoyant Plate is able to comfortably meet the ballistic threat required by the U.S. Navy and delivers the wearability and buoyancy required in maritime operations.”
NP Aerospace is a global armor manufacturer with extensive experience in complex, military programs. The company’s body armor portfolio includes a range of ballistic plates to meet demanding defense requirements from NIJ Level III plates for standard military operations to NIJ Level IV plus special threats plates.
Mountain Horse Solutions and NP Aerospace were awarded the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract N61331-20-D-0014, as an ID/IQ (Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity) to provide Maritime Buoyant Body Armor (MBP), both in torso and side configurations.
About Mountain Horse Solutions
Mountain Horse Solutions supplies rapid response customized equipment, systems, and training for infectious disease, security, technology, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazards. We specially design innovative solutions, to meet the individual unique threats, needs, and requirements of civil and military and first responders. Our team of professionals from around the globe has extensive experience with commercial, DOD, and Federal customers. Mountain Horse Solutions serves organizations, agencies, and contractors worldwide. To find out more visit: www.mtnhorse.com
For more information please contact:
Chris Witts, Mountain Horse Solutions
t: (630) 427-5818 w: mtnhorse.com
About NP Aerospace
NP Aerospace is a global armor technology manufacturer and vehicle integrator with an extensive portfolio developed using ultra-lightweight, high-performance materials. Our products protect the lives of military and law enforcement personnel, enhancing security and resilience in high threat environments. The portfolio includes Ballistic Helmets and Shields, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Suits, Body Armor Plates, and Composite Armor for vehicles, vessels, or aircraft. NP Aerospace has integrated and supported over 2,000 military vehicles and supplied one million combat helmets to UK, Canada, Italy, and NATO allies and 200,000 body armor plates to the British and Canadian Armed Forces. To find out more visit www.npaerospace.com
For more information contact:
Caroline Hardiman, NP Aerospace
t: +44 (0) 24 767- 2808 ext. 145 w: npaerospace.com