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2012-10-22 11:21:15

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield(®) ballistic material will be used to improve armor protection on U.S. Army helicopters. The Protective Group, Inc. (TPG), a leading developer and integrator of lightweight composite armor for military aircraft, is incorporating Spectra Shield material into armor upgrades for U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. "Spectra Shield material provides an...

2012-10-08 11:20:22

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its second-generation Spectra Shield(®) ballistic material is being used to armor Foxhound vehicles, manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe, for the British Armed Forces. The vehicles are currently being shipped for use in Afghanistan. The Spectra Shield materials are more than 50 percent lighter than traditional vehicle armor materials, making the vehicles...

2012-05-15 06:21:25

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has completed the delivery of advanced ballistic materials that will be used in the development of next-generation combat helmets for the U.S. Army. Honeywell has delivered 218 helmets containing advanced Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® ballistic materials that the Army will evaluate to help set new helmet performance requirements. The helmets are designed to be 16 to 24 percent lighter...

2011-10-18 08:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield® II ballistic materials will be used in combat helmets to protect soldiers in Asia. Dae-Sung Tech Co., Ltd., a Korean body armor manufacturer, will use Spectra Shield II materials in helmets designed to protect soldiers against a variety of threats, including fragments from improvised explosive devices and small-caliber rounds. The material's lightweight...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide advanced ballistic materials that will improve the performance and reduce the weight of combat helmets. Under the contract, Honeywell will deliver helmets made with next-generation Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® ballistic materials to the Army for testing and evaluation. Honeywell's...

2011-05-03 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new ultra-thin Spectra® fiber for high-performance fishing line, offering all the high strength and stretch resistance of Spectra fiber in a slimmer profile that enables smoother casting and better line sensitivity to fish bites. The new product, which is 25 percent thinner than previous Spectra fibers, will allow manufacturers to develop new,...

2011-01-18 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has added new ballistic materials to its Spectra Shield® II line that offer further weight reduction, greater ballistic performance, and improved safety in soft armor applications, including military and law enforcement vests. The new product, Spectra Shield II SA 4144, offers a 25 percent improvement in ballistic performance compared with the first generation of Spectra...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has expanded its Spectra Shield® II line of ballistic materials for hard armor applications, including breast plates, helmets and vehicles that are lighter, work effectively in high temperatures and keep military personnel safer. The new products, Spectra Shield II SR 3136 and SR 3137, absorb 2 to 6 times more energy than earlier-generation Spectra Shield hard armor products,...

2010-06-22 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Spectra Shield® and Gold Shield® materials will provide bullet-resistance to body armor for Indian paramilitary and police forces. As part of a contract awarded by India's Ministry of Home Affairs to MKU Pvt. Ltd., an India-based supplier of body armor, Honeywell's Gold Shield and Spectra Shield composite materials will be the primary ballistics protection...

2009-06-24 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has introduced a new Gold Shield(R) ballistic material with improved ability to stop bullets and fragments in military and police armor applications. The new ballistic material, Honeywell Gold Shield GN-2117, has demonstrated up to a 10 percent weight reduction when compared to Honeywell's traditional Gold Flex(R) material, which is also used in soft armor applications. The new product also...