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Cranfield University - Armour Systems

Cranfield is renowned for its expertise in armour systems, including terminal ballistics, body armour ergonomics and impact properties of materials. 


Working together to keep our world safe and secure, we deliver warheads for the UK's deterrent, and use our nuclear expertise to support national security.

National Composites Centre

The NCC mission is to accelerate the growth of UK industrual output by enabling design and manufacturing enterprises to deliver winning solutions in the application of composites.


FOI Is one of Europe's leading research institutes in the areas of defence and security.  FOI's core activities are research, methodolgy/technology development, analyses and studies.  FOI is an assignment-based authority under the Swedish Minstry of Defence.

European Defence Agency

The European Defence Agency (EDA) is an intergovernmental Agency of the European Council.  The EDA was established in 2004 to support the Member States and the Council in their effort to improve European defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the European Security and Defence Policy as it stands now and develops in the future.

Lucideon Defence

Lucideon, the materials technology company, has worked with the defence sector for over 40 years, providing support to the UK defence programme through advanced ceramics expertise, materials development, product optimization, failure analysis and rigorous testing.  Examples projects include: ‘Pressure cast forming of ceramic components for body armour’ and ‘Ceramic composites for improved ballistic performance’.