Australian defence technology company Xtek is showing off its ballistic armour, amongst a range of other defence equipment.

Xtek’s ballistic plates and helmets, manufactured with Xtek’s proprietary patented XTclave manufacturing technology, protect against 7.62x39mm mid steel core weaponry - but up to 30% lighter than traditional solutions, the company says at Eurosatory. Other ballistic products are also available against higher threats using the same technology.

Xtek is Australia’s homeland security specialist, providing high-quality products and solutions to defence, law enforcement agencies and other government departments.

Initially developed as a batch-type manufacturing process for ballistic protection laminates, specifically Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPI), the XTclave Composite Consolidation Technology is ideally suited to the manufacture of high-quality, void-free, low resin content, small radius, precision structural carbon fibre composite components for the defence and aviation industries.

The technology makes it possible to manufacture lighter, stronger and stiffer products than have traditionally been available, the company continues to state.

“Our technology is gaining momentum with highly demanding clients due to its light weight characteristics,Xtek MD Philippe Odouard, says. “We are finalising our commercial scale manufacturing facility in Australia to allow deliveries of quantities early next calendar year.”

Xtek is located at stand #K517 throughout the exhibition.

Eurosatory 2018 is showcasing the future of innovation across the land forces sector and MONCh (Moench Online News Channel at brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2018, available at the show in hall 6, stand #D198.; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.

Xtek products using the XTclave manufacturing technology have been purchased by a range of customers globally. Recent orders include: SAPI plates by the Australian Defence Force; SAPI plates by FY Composites from Finland for European defence customers; test panels and helmets for the US military; and armour plating for the US Department of Defence. (Photo: Xtek)

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