Lower cost of work thanks to simple assembly process which does not require expert welding. Easier to upgrade armor parts on existing platforms
High-end protection. Low operating cost
The Kitted Hull is designed to provide high-end vehicle protection in a cost-effective way. It is a unique concept, which introduces a design and production process for weld-free assembly armored cabin. Utilizing Kitted Hulls vehicles protection is assembled with bolted & bonded kits. Plasan’s Kitted Hull solution is battle proven for over 20 years with thousands of vehicles deployed.
“Kitted Hull” design features significant advantages in vehicle manufacturability, adjustability and maintainability without compromising survivability.
The kitted hull, being a bolted armour kit, is more flexible than a welded hull, and is not subject to the same structural constraints/tensions. This represents an advantage when confronting a blast.
Segmenting the hull's surface into chosen sections/areas allows to predict and select failure points, and to have better control over the blast management. Kitted hull design also allows better control of secondary projectiles during a blast event.
The composite armor of Plasan’s kitted hull is based on Metal Composite and/or Ceramic Composite armor panels. Spall liners, which are used to provide improved protection by significantly reducing the lethality of fragments evolving from an overmatch, can be easily incorporated into the vehicle basic structure.
The design and development process of the kitted hull cabin is relatively short. Due to the minimum tooling required, fast prototyping is natural. This in turn cuts down development costs.