According to a contract released by the United States Department of Defense on October 8, 2020, XPER, formerly called Ibis Tek, has secured a potential $229M contract to supply protection equipment for the U.S. Army's family of heavy tactical vehicles.
The company Xper is specialized in the development of transparent armor and accessory products for tactical and combat vehicles; XPER has supplied over 500,000 transparent armor windows composed of traditional and advanced materials in monolithic and spaced designs.
XPER delivers the highest standard in transparent armor solutions. The in-house XPER expertise and fully integrated manufacturing capabilities lead to solutions that meet or exceed the most demanding threats and weight criteria. XPER has supplied over 500,000 transparent armor windows composed of traditional and advanced materials in monolithic and spaced designs. Technology developed for demanding military platforms is also applied toward solutions for law enforcement, public buildings, and private establishments.
Transparent armor windows’ primary function is to protect personnel from ballistic and fragmentation threats. Our on-site ISO/IEC 17025 certified laboratory and ballistics range enable rapid, continued development of cost/weight-effective transparent armor solutions. XPER actively seeks out new materials to incorporate into the next generation of transparent armor.
The Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) is an eight-wheel drive, diesel-powered, 10-short-ton (9,100 kg), tactical truck used by the US military and other military forces. The HEMTT is designed and manufactured by the American Company Oshkosh Defense.
The HEMTT's objective is to provide heavy transport capabilities for supply and re-supply of combat vehicles and weapons systems. The U.S. Army’s FHTV fleet includes Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), Palletized Load System (PLS) trucks and the Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) tank transporter tractor unit. Oshkosh Truck was awarded the FHTV contract in March 2001.