Alcoa Inc. developed a new armor product, for use in military vehicles by the U.S. Army Research Lab. Alcoa’s ArmX 5456-H151 armor plate has been specified for use after meeting the U.S. military’s highest performance standards for strength, blast absorption and ballistics resistance for armored combat vehicles where weldability is a material requirement, the company said in a news release.

“Alcoa’s military-grade aluminum alloys and products have helped the U.S. military protect troops for generations,” Mark Vrablec, Alcoa’s president of Global Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial Rolled Products, said. “Alcoa’s latest innovation allows military vehicle manufacturers to continue building with the highest level of durability and troop protection through welding processes when assembling the vehicle, or performing repairs in the field.”


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