Dragón IFV to be protected by armour package from Plasan

by Zaur Babashov | Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022 | 788 views

Spain’s Dragón infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) will be protected by an armour package from Plasan, which announced in a press release on 3 February that it had been awarded the contract by the Tess Defence consortium building the vehicle in November 2021.

Plasan said it was supplying its Hybrid Slat Fence (HSF) lightweight modular rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) protection and its mine protection solution for underbelly and improvised explosive device (IED) side blast with energy-absorbing mine seats, with deliveries for 348 Dragóns having begun in January and continuing until 2026.

HSF is a lightweight bar armour that is durable against wear and tear and can be quickly installed, repaired, and replaced in the field, according to a Plasan brochure. A company video said HSF can withstand up to four shots/m2.

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