Lightweight Armour Systems Based on Hybrid Materials and Novel Moulding Technologies

NetComposites to Present Overview of LightArmour at DUTE Open Day

NetComposites will present details and advancements of the LightArmour Project at the first Dual-Use Technology Exploitation cluster (DUTE) Open Day to be held in London, UK, on March 17th.

NetComposites is a partner in the DUTE cluster and is working on a project to create an advanced armour system that can be applied across sectors.  Applications include personnel, vehicle and aerospace armour in the UK defence sector, and civilian protection for first-response (blue-light), private security, extreme sports, and medical staff.

DUTE is a £10 million project supported by Government and Industry, created to identify and leverage technologies from adjacent defence and industry sectors such as rail, civil aerospace, lightweight technology and information economies, and put them to dual use.

The event will showcase the first round of DUTE projects which have harnessed a community of innovative SMEs, universities and leading UK industry partners and combined these with wider market pull and business growth. The Open Day will showcase the current innovative use-cases under DUTE, and give attendees the opportunity to learn about:

  • Access to Funding
  • Access to Export Opportunities
  • R&D “dual-use” opportunities in Defence and Civilian adjacent sectors

There will also be opportunity to meet with partners and engage in the next round of funding for DUTE, with B2B meetings with public and private investors from industrial and defence sectors who are looking to draw on the best technologies of both, to deliver game-changing solutions to market.

Published: 23rd February 2016