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New armour steel showcased at DSEi

A new high-performance armour steel that will be used to protect vehicles on the front line was showcased at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) event yesterday.

Known as Super Bainite, the new armour steel has been developed to have outstanding ballistics properties and, in tests, it has performed better than 'normal' steel armour.

The Ministry of Defence has signed a licensing agreement with Tata Steel to manufacture the steel in the UK.

The new material was invented and developed in the UK, with production earmarked to take place at Port Talbot in South Wales.

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