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Ceradyne, Inc., in conjunction with Turner Strategic Technologies LLC (TST) of Virginia Beach, Va., recently announced the award of a contract in an amount estimated between $3.5 million to $6.0 million (range depends on customer exercised options) for the supply and installation of protective armor for the command station of nine new 35-meter patrol vessels being manufactured for the Iraqi Navy by Swiftships of Morgan City, La.
“We are pleased to be working alongside TST and Swiftships on this important project,” said Marc King, president of Ceradyne Armor Systems, Inc, a subsidiary of Ceradyne, Inc. “It gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in the armoring of small- and medium-size naval vessels.”
Ceradyne is providing end-users with state-of-the-art armoring technology capable of protecting the ship’s crew under severe combat conditions. These vessels are being purchased through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program and will increase the overall naval capability of the Iraqi Navy.
Brian Parker, Ceradyne’s program manager, added, “Most importantly, the crews operating these vessels will have an increased level of survivability if they are forced to engage in combat while on patrol.”
Additional information is available at www.ceradyne.com.