Bennington, Vermont’s Plasan, a global leader in the field of combat-proven survivability and armor solutions for vehicles, airborne platforms and personal protection, today announced the delivery of 750 armor kits for the US Army’s MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) as a subcontractor to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense. Today’s delivery meets the latest production milestone in the contract awarded by U.S. Department of Defense to produce 4,296 M-ATVs for deployment in Afghanistan.Dan Ziv, President and CEO of Plasan, says: “We are proud of our continued success in meeting this ambitious production schedule. Plasan’s employees in Bennington have a personal stake in protecting soldiers serving in Afghanistan. As the Vermont National Guard begins to mobilize for its largest deployment since World War II, Plasan’s employees are doing their part to protect their friends and neighbors while they are serving abroad. At Plasan, the war fighter is our first priority.”In July, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded a $1.05 billion contract awarded to a team led by Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation and Plasan North America to produce 2,244 M-ATVs for deployment in Afghanistan. In August, Plasan won an additional contract for the delivery of 1,700 armor kits as an Oshkosh subcontractor. In September, Plasan and Oshkosh were awarded an additional order for 352 more M-ATV armor kits.Plasan credits this rapid delivery capacity to the application of its modular Kitted Hull concept. Under this concept, developed by Plasan, all armor parts and components are sent to the vehicle’s manufacturer where they are applied to the vehicle at the assembly line, thereby allowing for future upgrades and more efficient manufacture. Kitted Hull technology enables manufacturers to better use subcontractors for the rapid and cost-effective assembly of armored vehicles, responding quickly to increases in production volume as the needs of the end-users change.About PlasanPlasan provides customized survivability solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles, aircraft, naval platforms, civilian armored vehicles and personal protection. A recognized global leader and industry veteran, Plasan’s survivability solutions offer the optimal combination of protection, payload, and cost by combining in-house R&D, design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.Plasan combines innovative survivability engineering and design with advanced armor materials development. Its unique development process is based on continuous interaction between the R&D and the Design & Prototyping departments. During this process, Plasan combines computer-generated analysis and simulations with real-time calibration and ballistic test data. The effective combination of test and simulation data enables improved simulation accuracy and performance, resulting in the optimal survivability solution.Plasan’s engineers are unique in terms of their military backgrounds and hands-on experience. As veterans of the Israel Defense Forces they are familiar with soldiers’ behavior during combat and share a common language with the end user. This often contributes to the development of life saving solutions.Plasan’s success is a combination of innovation, a high level of commitment and a full range of in-house capabilities. As a preferred supplier to the Israel Defense Forces and an approved supplier to ministries of defense around the world, Plasan’s solutions have been tried and tested by dozens of armed forces in the most demanding battlefields such as Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.As a global company with locations in Israel, North America and Europe, Plasan is a worldwide market leader. Plasan’s production capabilities are complemented by a comprehensive supply chain that encompasses suppliers of materials, equipment and solutions in strategic locations worldwide. This extensive network enables the production capacity flexibility necessary to expand or reduce production volumes according to demand. SOURCE: Plasan. 10.5.2009
5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.MOST Sundays you can find the Bamonte family at the Emerald Lakes Markets.It’s testament to the great walkability of Emerald Lakes where Bruno Bamonte and his family live at 5046 Emerald Island Drive.“We take the dogs down and stop at the cafes, it really is bliss,” Mr Bamonte said.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.The Bamonte family bought the property in 2008 mainly because of the location and size of the house.“We have four daughters and when we moved in they were all still young adults and needed space so we were pretty much sold on the five bathrooms and five bedrooms,” Mr Bamonte said.The waterfront aspect was also one of the biggest drawcards.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It’s quiet, peaceful and has a lovely southeast facing aspect,” Mr Bamonte said.“I enjoy coming home and catching up with my day in the home office.We bought the house a few months after the original owners had built it and it still had the new-house feel to it.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.They told us they had designed it for a large family so it suited us perfectly.”Love dream homes? Here are a few we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dream Home: Carlton North01:38 Related videos 01:38Dream Home: Carlton North02:10Dream Home: Manly00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay House02:17Dream Home: Box Hill North02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:27Masterpiece home Mr Bamonte said the property also comes with a two-tonne granite dining table.“We had it made for the house but it is a little too heavy to take with us,” he said.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.