Building on alloy development for aerospace applications, ArmXTM armor panels (patent pending) offer the best in alloy technology with respect to strength and toughness in forgings and plate.

By tailoring the thermal and forging properties of Alcoaʼs proprietary 7085 alloy, ArmXTM armor panels deliver:

- Greater blast-threat survivability vs. conventional, equivalent weight aluminum armor

- Dramatically reduced weight vs. steel armor at equivalent blast threat survivability

Typical Applications

  • ArmXTM armor panels can be used for both the Land Vehicle and Naval Marine segments
  • Used wherever lightweight, high performing armor ballistics and blast protection is required or warranted
  • Specific applications for Land vehicles include armor plate, underbody blast shields, roof/side panel window frames, wheel applications, hatches/doors, turrets and gunners protection kits
  • Emerging applications within the Naval Marine segment include lightweight blast protection panels for bridge/command centers and other equipment and/or personnel enclosures


  • ArmXTM armor panels are presently available in plate in thicknesses from 0.5 to 4.0 inches
  • Forgings of all sizes and geometries, in either a stress relieved or non-stress relieved temper, based on the part design geometry
  • ArmXTM armor panels can be joined utilizing friction stir welding methods

Why Alcoa

  • Alcoaʼs unique capabilities in bending thick plate while maintaining strength are unmatched by other manufacturers
  • Offer complete supply chain management for ArmXTM armor subassemblies, with a proven ability to deliver easily integrated components on-time


  • HEMTT A4 
  • M-ATV 

Who we work with

  • Subsystem suppliers, OEMs, Primes, Navy, Army