Aleris Recognized by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense
Aleris received recognition from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense for the role the company’s aluminum defense solutions played in improving the protection of the Warrior armored vehicle.
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) included Aleris’ aluminum defense products in its protection solutions upgrade of the battle-tested Warrior armored vehicle with BAE Systems to increase the survivability and protection characteristics of the vehicle. According to the MOD, the upgraded protection provided through Aleris aluminum resulted in increased confidence for crews of the Warrior vehicle.
“Since the installation of the Aleris aluminum defense plate protection improvement early in this year there have been multiple IED (Improvised Explosive Device) hits with no serious injuries to the vehicle crew,” states Paul Bailey, Warrior in service support and urgent operational requirement manager at the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense.
Aleris produces aluminum defense products at its facility in Koblenz, Germany, that meet performance standards adopted by defense agencies around the world, including corrosion resistance and ballistic requirements.