Armored Wall System
DDMat’s new Armored Wall System to provide protection for Marines in Afghanistan…
Troops in Afghanistan may soon be ditching the sand bags, and the rigorous task of installing them, for Lego-style armored wall system.
McCurdy’s Armor – named after Ryan S. McCurdy, a marine who was killed whilst pulling wounded a comrade to safety – consists of attachable steel panels that once assembled, provide protection from mortars, grenades, rockets and improvised explosive devices.
DDMat Armored Wall System
It takes four men around 10 mins to assemble one unit without the need for tools, and roughly an hour to set up a full barricade.
The wall system can be built in various arrangements including U-shaped V-shaped and J-shaped, and when erected, stands 6.5 ft tall.
To keep it lightweight the system is built upon aluminum framing connected by steel pins. It also has ballistic windows so soldiers can return fire when necessary
Joe Dimond, a product specialist for manufacturers Dynamic Defense Materials (DDMat) said:
“If you’re worried about armor-piercing rounds, you can also put on a second layer of armor,”
The U.S Marine Corps recent spent $797,400 on 14 kits of McCurdy’s Armor to be deployed in Afghanistan once testing is completed.
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