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RACAL ACOUSTICS AND ARMOR HODINGS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

15 Feb 06. Racal Acoustics and Armor Holdings Announce Partnering Agreement for North America during AUSA.

Armor Holdings Aerospace & Defense Group and Racal Acoustics Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that details their intention to enter a long-term partnering agreement. This agreement follows the selection of Racal Acoustics Ltd to be Armor Holdings’ preferred supplier of communication products for integration with their full range of Individual Equipment and Ground
Vehicle Systems products. The partnership will incorporate complementary equipment, such as Racal’s recently launched RA5000 Raptor Medium Noise Communication headset and Armor Holdings’ Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH). These products will provide the very best ballistic helmet and communication
headset package to users of the M1114 Up-Armored HMMWV, the new M1151 and M1152 family of lightweight vehicles and other tactical vehicles. It is the intent of both companies to identify new opportunities for their existing product range, and for the development of a truly modular line of integrated helmet and communications equipment. Ultimately, these new products will increase the capability and effectiveness to the war fighter and homeland defense forces.

Racal Acoustics Ltd product range includes noise excluding headsets incorporating, passive and active noise reduction technologies, for use in very high noise environments such as within tracked Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFVs), Main Battle Tanks and Aircraft. Racal Acoustics Ltd is also well known for its popular lightweight tactical headsets, including the highly configurable and in-service Modular Cobra headset system. Other product areas include a wired field communication system and ruggedized communication handsets and telephones.

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