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TenCate Advanced Armour supplies armour to QinetiQ for another 100 Foxhounds

July 9, 2012 - Almelo, The Netherlands

TenCate Advanced Armour has beenselected by QinetiQ as the supplier of armourfor the Foxhound LPPV 4x4 military vehicle. Initial production of 200vehicleshas been followed by an order of a further 100 vehicles to be delivered byGeneral Dynamics European Land Systems, Force Protection Europe, to the UKMinistry of Defence. No financial details will be published.

The Foxhound has been designed to provide unprecedented levels of blastprotection for a vehicle of its size, and will be able to carry up to sixmilitary people. It provides the highest levels of survivability availableanywhere in the world for this size and class of vehicle by protecting boththeoccupants and key automotive components, providing enhanced mobility andblastsurvivability to troops operating in urban environments.

Mr. Ian Dunbavand, Commercial Director Military Sales, TenCate AdvancedArmourstates: "For TenCate, this order underlines our dedicated capability tosupplyand support the prime contractors as a high-capacity, high-qualitysupplier. Weunderstand the importance of quality and on-time deliveries, and we arepleasedto be selected by QinetiQ for this vehicle, thereby providing protectionforBritish troops in Afghanistan".

TenCate has worked closely with QinetiQ to ensure that the lightweight,high-performance yet cost effective armour design generated by QinetiQ ismanufactured to the highest standards and hence represents value for moneyforthis highly significant MoD programme. TenCate Advanced Armour is a globalprovider of customised, lightweight ballistic protection solutions for thecomplete range of requirements, from personal protection through allvehicle,helicopter and aircraft applications up to and including principalwarships.

TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA

Swindon, United Kingdom, Monday 9 July 2012

TenCate Advanced Armour is a leading global supplier of a wide range ofarmourcomposite materials for ballistic protection. TenCate Advanced Armourdevelopsand produces a portfolio of composite and ceramic materials and designsactivearmour solutions for the protection of police, army, air force, navy andcivilian service personnel, vehicles and vessels. TenCate Advanced Armourhasfacilities in Europe, Asia and North America.

Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company that combines textiletechnology with chemical processes and material technology in thedevelopmentand production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics.TenCateproducts are sold throughout the world.

Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application:safetyand protection; space and aerospace; infrastructure and the environment;sportand recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in protective fabrics,composites for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics andsyntheticturf. TenCate is listed on NYSE Euronext (AMX).

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TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA
Mr Steen Tanderup
Managing Director EMEA & APAC
Telephone: +45 5185 6136
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TenCate (corporate)
Mr Jaap de Carpentier Wolf
head Corporate Communication
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