Appliqué armour for fighting vehicles is both expensive and adds weight to the platform. Super Bainite Steel is a low cost ultra-high hardness steel that provides an alternative to current protective armour plate. During live fire trials it has demonstrated performance matching that of current high hardness armour steels and some ceramic armours.
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