Morgan Advanced Materials unveils new lightweight EOD suit


Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems, a leading manufacturer of advanced products using composite materials, has made a new, lightweight explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) suit, called Silverback 4020 Elite suit.

Combining new technology, cutting edge materials and premium quality garment construction, the suit gives users the highest levels of protection, while allowing them the freedom of movement required to successfully complete EOD tasks.

Key benefits of the Silverback 4020 Elite suit include its innovative quick-release technology, which allows the user to get out of the suit unaided, in less than 20 seconds; while the ergonomics and design of the suit afford the user the freedom of movement to crouch, crawl and climb as required – ideal for when users need to gather forensic evidence, the company informs in a press release.

The suit’s helmet is available with either a scratch-resistant heated glass or polycarbonate visor. Combined with a balanced battery pack, the operator benefits from superior vision and enhanced situational awareness even in the most demanding of environments.

The suit also features a decoupling breastplate with an innovative three-piece design to optimise flexibility, an integrated back protector that provides blunt trauma protection and delivers cooling air, and a cooling system that fits unobtrusively at the rear of the suit.

Martyn Cook, development director for Morgan’s Composites & Defence Systems business said, “The new Silverback 4020 Elite suit offers excellent freedom of movement a genuine advantage in the field, particularly where users need to gather forensic evidence. We have taken great care to combine this flexibility with the high levels of quality and protection for which Morgan is quite rightly renowned – we are very proud of this achievement.”

Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems has over 40 years of engineering pedigree in the design and manufacture of advanced products using composite materials. The company has over 10,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport healthcare, electronics, petrochemical, and industrial sectors. (GK)

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