Ballistic Fuel Cells
Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing, Inc. (ARM-USA) has been providing armored and self-sealing fuel cells to the U.S. Military, the U.S. State Department, foreign militaries and governments, as well as private security firms from around the world for more than 30 years. Our blast protected, ARM-R-SAFE™ and self-sealing fuel cells, ARM-R-COAT™ have been certified by an independent ballistics laboratory and self-seal against calibers up to and including 7.62 mm / .308 caliber (NIJ Level III) and .50 caliber (STANAG Level III+). Both systems are designed to offer progressive levels of protection depending on your needs. Ideal for armored cars, tactical and military vehicles and special purpose aircraft, ARM-R-SAFE™ and ARM-R-COAT™ will keep your fuel, vehicle and most importantly, its occupants safe.
ARM-R-SAFE™ Blast Protected Fuel Cells:
The ARM-R-SAFE™ system can be applied to any OEM fuel tank and is applied using a proprietary, Stage I, II and III approach. Each successive stage of protection adds additional safeguards to the fuel tank based on the threat level. ARM-R-SAFE™ has been successfully deployed on many armored vehicles including The Presidential Limousine, Toyota Land Cruisers, Chevrolet Suburbans, Cadillac Escalades and more.
ARM-R-COAT™ Self-Sealing Fuel Cells:
ARM-USA’s latest innovation in ballistic protection is our new ARM-R-COAT™ self-sealing fuel tank coating. Independently tested and proven effective against 7.62 mm and .50 caliber rounds, ARM-R-COAT™ consists of thin layers of proprietary material designed to completely seal a fuel tank after it is penetrated by a projectile. A unique benefit of ARM-R-COAT™ is its minimal coating thickness. This allows for maximum tank capacity and minimal added weight. ARM-R-COAT™ is the perfect compliment to any armored car, armored personnel carrier or tactical law enforcement vehicle.